Two biology degree paths, give you greater flexibility in preparing for a career in science, as well as the opportunity to obtain a second major or several minors such as forensic science, chemistry, physics, or psychology, to name a few.
- Bachelor of Arts
Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology is designed for students who want a broad, interdisciplinary experience. The BA offers greater flexibility if you are interested in a double major. This degree option is appropriate for students pursuing jobs such as laboratory scientist, environmental/wildlife biologist, or teaching.
- Bachelor of Science
- Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in biology or the health sciences that require graduate school, professional school, or specialized training programs such as biotechnology and medical technology. All students wishing to enter medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or biomedical laboratory positions should obtain the BS degree.
Scholarships & Awards
The biology program offers many named scholarships and awards. Students may apply each year and a faculty committee selects the recipients.
- Denny Apple Memorial Scholarship
- Charles Morrow Memorial Scholarship
- Division of Science and Mathematics Scholarship
- Elsie O’Connell Scholarship [pre-med females]
- Sterling House Scholarship
- Earl Thomas Memorial Scholarship
- Evelyn Yoesel Memorial Scholarship
- Mattix Family Named Scholarship Fund
- Ed and Ruth Range Scholarship
- Stephen L. Cole Scholarship [for incoming freshmen]
- Highest Performance on the Biology Comprehensive
Biology majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.
Advance Degree Opportunity
The MNU & Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences cooperative program gives MNU students an accelerated pathway to becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) while earning an undergraduate degree from MNU. Students spend 3 years at MNU completing all the general education courses as well as prerequisite science courses and then transfer to KCU for 4 years to complete the requirements to become a D.O.
The MNU & K-State Cooperative Program gives MNU students the opportunity to earn up to 9 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree by taking advanced science courses at K-State Olathe. These courses also count as graduate credit toward an M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science or a Professional Science Master’s degree in Applied Biosciences. This allows MNU students the opportunity to access courses not offered at MNU with the potential for an accelerated pathway to a master’s degree.