Biology is the study of life. At Southeast, we cover every apsect of life at every
level. Our strengths lie in the versatility of our program and in the individualized
support that we provide our students. In Biology at Southeast, you will be able to
study viruses, algae, fungi, plants and animals... and, you can study them on a molecular,
cellular, organismal and ecological level. Moreover, you will have opportunities to
learn in the classroom, in the field, and in the laboratory. Can't do it all? We have six options
in the major, from wildlife to cell and molecular biology to pre-physician assistant.
What are your career goals? What are your academic goals? Let us help you experience
biology at Southeast... and experience success!
The University received a five-year $2 million Title III grant from the U.S. Department
of Education. The grant provides funds to purchase state of the art scientific equipment
and complete renovation of the teaching laboratories. Alumni and friends of the Department
are encouraged to contribute to the matching portion of the grant. To learn more
about the grant, you may follow this link: http://www.semo.edu/title3/
Southeast's biology program offers a B.S. in Biology with a choice of six options!
In addition, you may seek the B.S. in Education - Biology or Unified Science/Biology.
A small core of classes, plus option courses, and plenty of electives to choose from
will help you tailor your study plans to meet your career goals.
Are you interested in specific courses or supportive courses for you option choice?
Our course page offers a listing of core courses, electives, science education courses,
and university studies courses that you will need to streamline your study at Southeast.
Career choices, options of study, specific study areas... our faculty research pages
can help you identify areas that interest you. They can also help you identify specific
professors to consult about study and career options.
Southeast Missouri State University is located at the head of the Mississippi River
delta and just one mile from the river. Southeast Missouri is packed with freshwater
habitat to study plants, animals, insects and invertebrates. Across the river is Bald
Cypress swampland. To the south are wetlands and cropland. North of us lie oak and
hickory deciduous forest. But we're not just ecology and wildlife. Our research ranges
from viruses, to cell and molecular biology, and to ecology. In today's integrated
research environment, we offer you an opportunity to prepare for your future.
Biology at Southeast is associated with scholarship opportunities that specifically
designated for Biology students. In addition, university and state financial helps
are available for those who meet designated criteria. Grant, scholarship, and aid
program descriptions can be accessed through the links provided. But don't stop there!
Southeast offers a Master of Natural Science degree in Biology. Looking for personal
training and direction? Southeast is the place for you!
The Department of Biology needs your contact information after you graduate. Graduates
like you are a valuable resource for assessing the quality of our programs, and it
is vital that we periodically obtain feedback from you regarding your career success
and transitions. Please feel free to update your information as it changes, because
we really do want to know.
We offer five minors. You can develop a broad minor in General Biology, specialize
in Microbiology, Plant Biology, Zoology, or choose the new minor in Biological and
Medical Science Entrepreneurship!
Access the Department of Biology's newsletter online here.
How can we help you experience Southeast and experience success?
The Department of Biology Academic Distinction is designed for students who intend
to pursue graduate training or who seek to distinguish themselves as scholars. Experience
real research, its design, implementation and presentation! Academic Distinction is
honored at commencement and posted on transcripts.