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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. The department offers several Bachelor of Science degree options: B.S. in biology; B.S. in biomedical sciences; B.S. in education with a biology or general science option; and the B.S. in medical laboratory science.  Prerequisite courses for all of the medical professions may be completed at UCO. For graduate students, the department offers the M.S. in biology program. 

student researchUndergraduate 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. There are a number of biology student organizations in which you can become involved. 

The department has resources that enhance the education and research opportunities for students such as our Natural History Museum and the Selman Living Laboratory. Faculty members mentor many undergraduate and graduate students in lab and field-based research projects such as stable isotope analysis on marsh birds in the Gulf of Mexico, studies on the effects of laser immunotherapy for metastatic breast cancers or geographic distribution and population dynamics of the eastern spotted skunk. The College of Mathematics and Science has three interdisciplinary Research Centers that provide opportunities for students:

We take pride in offering a quality education in the biological sciences. Explore our website to learn more about the department and resources that are available to students.

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