Truman’s Biology Program offers an in-depth approach to the laws, principles, and current theories of biology from the molecular to the ecosystem level. With the variety of course offerings and diversity of our teacher-scholars, students gain a strong understanding of areas ranging from cell biology and ecology to genetics and physiology. Because of the discipline’s critical role in society, students become familiar with the major ethical, environmental, and social issues related to biology.

Degrees and Programs

Research Opportunities

Students studying test tubes in a lab

Faculty in the Biology Department work collaboratively with students on a diverse range of research topics. This provides students the opportunity to participate in research that best suits their interests and area of study.

Labs and Facilities

Biology students have access to research labs that support work at all levels of biological inquiry, such as cellular and molecular, organismal, and ecological levels. Core courses have associated teaching labs providing students with practical training and active learning.

Other resources include Truman's research farm, greenhouse, seed storage facility, walk-in environmental chambers, and computer facilities.

Virtual Tour

Take a tour of the University's science facility, which has 11 teaching labs. Magruder Hall also houses a greenhouse, herpetarium, seed storage facility, and three walk-in environmental chambers.