Department of Biology
Welcome to the Department of Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. We take pride in offering quality education in the Biological Sciences. Explore our website to learn more about the department and the resources that are available to students.
Bachelor of Science degree options:
B.S. in Biology
B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
B.S. In Science Education-Biology
B.S. in Science education-General Science
All prerequisite courses for medical professions may be completed at UCO. Visit the Health Professions link for details
Master of Science degree option:
Undergraduate and graduate research is facilitated by talented faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their areas of expertise. Biology faculty conduct laboratory and field research projects, many of which involve students. Students are encouraged to present their research to the scientific community. Faculty members mentor many undergraduate and graduate students in lab and field-based research projects such as studies on the effects of ecotoxins on embryonic development and physiology, drought and fire effects on trees in the Oklahoma Cross Timbers forest, or the effect on geographic distribution and population dynamics of the eastern spotted skunk.
Biology faculty are active in The College of Mathematics and Science Interdisciplinary Research Centers that provide opportunities for students:
- Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research and Education (CIBER)
- Center for Wildlife Forensics and Conservation Studies (CFACS)
- Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC)
Biology Student Organizations
There are a number of Biology student organizations in which you can socialize, volunteer, and learn about ongoing research here and throughout Oklahoma.
The department has resources that enhance the education and research opportunities for students such as our Natural History Museum and the Selman Living Laboratory.
We take pride in offering quality education in the Biological Sciences. Explore our website to learn more about the department and the resources that are available to students.