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Southeast's biology program offers a variety of opportunities for personalized study and training. Southeast has a low student-to-faculty ratio. Every student has the opportunity to work with individual faculty members in the laboratory or in field-based research opportunities. The Biology department also has several student organizations in which to meet other students interested in your area.

To earn a degree in Biology, the following courses are required:

  • General Education (General Education) = 51 hours. Some biology degree requirements also meet General Education requirements (*)
  • Core biology courses required = 26 hours.
  • Courses required for options = 6-15 hours.
  • Biology electives = 8-17 hours. The remaining hours required for the degree are comprised of additional requirements and suggested electives. The amount of hours varies depending on the option chosen. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory courses may also be used as electives with advisor approval.
  • No minor is required.
Biology Core Courses

Study Options in Biology

Minors in Biology


Rhodes Hall 224
Department of Biology
One University Plaza, MS 6200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701