Biology Degree Program

Biology is the study of life. From biospheres, ecosystems, and biological communities to organisms, cells, and DNA, biology offers students the opportunity to delve broadly and deeply into the science of living systems. CMU biology majors receive excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers, combining classroom-based concepts with hands-on laboratory experiences, along with strong analysis, reasoning, and communication skills.

Biology Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

Statewide Centers

About Our Biology Degree Programs

A Central Methodist University degree in biology is as diverse as the future you wish to create. Our biology degrees allow you to carve out the right role for yourself in the scientific community so that you can make a difference in the world. Here, you can find your passion and discover opportunities to pursue your career.

As a CMU biology major, you will have opportunities to:

  • Be mentored by faculty who are experts in their fields, to help guide your academic and professional success.
  • Develop skills as you gain hands-on experiences in laboratories both on campus and in the field, such as at CMU's Besgrove Hodge Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Complete a capstone internship or a research project and present your project to faculty and students at our Interdisciplinary Science Seminar.
  • Receive the preparation needed to further your education in graduate or professional school, or start a job in your field after graduating.
  • Interact with professional schools with which CMU has agreements, including medical (MD and DO), veterinary, dental, and physical therapy schools.

Degrees Available

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Considering a career in...

  • Healthcare? A biology degree can help prepare you to heal and save lives as a medical doctor, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, dentist, optometrist, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, diagnostic medical imager, and more!
  • Conservation? Biologists protect our planet by working in the fields of wildlife, agriculture, plants, environment, natural resources, parks, ecology, zoos, and more!
  • Research? Biologists conduct a wide range of research to better understand living organisms and the natural world. Research could involve microbiology, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, evolutionary biology, infectious diseases, ecosystems, neuroscience, and more!

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements