The Department of Biological Sciences at Emporia State University offers undergraduate and graduate training in botany, cell biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, teacher education, and zoology, as well as preparation for professional schools such as medical, veterinary, and dental schools. As a biology major at ESU, you will be exposed to the principles which underlie this science of living things. You also may engage in study leading to a more detailed understanding of the area in which you are most interested, for each of the areas is tailored to meet specific interests and needs.
The department recently launched a Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program, which is the only one of its kind in the state of Kansas. MSFS program provides students vigorous training in subjects including criminalistics, molecular biology, toxicology, and firearms. Graduates from our MSFS program will be qualified to to work as a scientist in national, state, or regional criminalistics laboratories or conventional analytical laboratories.