From molecules to cells to ecosystems, Truman’s biology program has something for everyone. Here you will receive a firm foundation in the biological sciences and gain the expertise, technical skills, and confidence to pursue a competitive future in the career of your choice.
Our Biology program brings the ‘study of life’ to life with stimulating courses, an engaging faculty, small class sizes, and extensive hands-on lab experiences. By combining a set of core classes with a mix of electives, you can personalize your degree to fit your individual interests and talents. Our goal is to provide both depth and breadth in your biology education and to highlight both the unity and diversity of living systems. As you make your way through the curriculum you will develop the analytical skills and technical expertise for a lifetime of learning.
Beyond the Classroom
Here at Truman, you can cultivate your personal interests, develop leadership skills, and make life-long connections through a variety of co-curricular activities within an active biology community.
Whatever your interests, you will find your niche here at Truman.
Preparing for Lives that Matter
With a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in biology, you will earn the professional training, expertise, and critical-thinking skills allowing you to excel in a variety of fields. Whether you advance to a health professional or educational program, a research-based M.S. or Ph.D. program, or you enter into the workforce in a science-related job, you will graduate with a portfolio of skills to succeed.
The 2014 Doisy Summer Research Program for Undergraduates is now open via the home page of SLU Biochemistry (http://biochemweb.slu.edu): select SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH on the right and follow the links there to “Program Details” and “Program Application”. Truman students who participate in this program have reported having a very good experience. Also, any recent graduates […] Read More →
Program Description: The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading […] Read More →