Culver-Stockton's biology program helps students explore contemporary biological concepts. Students are able to utilize investigative techniques to resolve scientific problems, and students pursue a variety of coursework to gain a solid and well-balanced understanding of biology. Our curriculum combines more traditional lectures with hand-on experience in our own laboratories as well as beyond the classroom.
The biology program at Culver-Stockton College is geared to students who wish to pursue a professional career related to biology. Students may complete a bachelor's of science degree in biology, biological chemistry or the unified science teaching certificate.
A bachelor's degree in biology requires completion of 57 hours of coursework in biology that includes a core of biology and chemistry courses and 30 hours of biology electives. Modern biologists also need exposure to other science disciplines and we require additional courses in chemistry, the natural sciences and math. Biology majors and strongly encouraged to minor in chemistry, which provides a solid foundation for students planning a career in industrial manufacturing or research and/or preparation for the MCAT or PCAT to be accepted into professional programs or graduate school.
The biology program trains students to entering some biology-related careers immediately upon graduation and also provides a solid foundation for students who want to continue their studies in graduate school or a pre-professional program. We will work with you to combine the right courses to help you pursue your interests in a biology career.
Some biology-related careers are available right after graduation such as in government, academic and industrial laboratory work, conservation, and agriculture. Or you can continue your studies in graduate school to pursue a career in academics or research or enter a pre-professional program in one of the health sciences, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical technology, physical Many of our graduates also become high school science teachers through our certification program.
For a complete listing of the course offerings and requirements for a biology major, please see the current academic catalog.