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Since humankind first learned to walk it has been driven to better understand the world around it. Pittsburg State’s Biology program distills this natural curiosity to its essence and then focuses on the mysteries of life. Students will enjoy a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive overview of the biological sciences that will allow them to pursue interests in:

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  • About Degree
  • Career Options

Pittsburg State's Biology program offers several emphasis programs to help students better prepare for their chosen careers. The following programs will help you prepare for entry into a number of professional schools and graduate studies.

Pre-professional programs aren't the only option at Pittsburg State's Biology Program. Students may also choose from the following programs:


There are many career paths you can take as a biologist. Here are some examples:

  • Research
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Environmental Management and Conservation
  • Education at the K-12 and University Level
  • Education at Science Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Parks, and Nature Centers
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • Politics and Policy
  • Business and Industry

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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