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Biological Sciences Department

At ESU, your study isn't limited to the classroom. We get you outside the classroom and into the field.

Biology At Emporia State offers Flexibility + Program Diversity

The Department of Biological Sciences 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. Biology majors at ESU are exposed to the principles which underlie this science of living things. You will also choose a concentration area tailored to meet yourspecific interests and needs.

Scholarships given per year

$30,000

Herbarium Plant Specimens

50,000+


Facilities

  • Teaching laboratories and research laboratories
  • Controlled temperature rooms
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbarium
  • Animal rooms

Equipment

  • Microscopes
  • Various centrifuges and balances
  • Electrophoretic, spectrographic, electrophysiological, and radioisotopic analysis instruments
  • Field operated physioecological monitoring equipment
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Get out of the classroom

We give you in-the-field experiences. In the Department of Biological Sciences you can study in the wild from Kansas to the Bahamas, including our local Natural Areas, which offer hundreds of acres of hands-on experience potential. ESU owns prairies, wetlands, and wooded areas with a great diversity of wild organisms. We also have vast array of specimens in our Schmidt Museum of Natural History.

Aquatic Biology

Scholarships

The Department of Biological Sciences provides nearly $30,000 a year in academic scholarships. For more information, go to our scholarship page.

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About Biological Sciences

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Undergraduate Programs

Explore our programs for undergraduate students.

Graduate Programs

Explore our programs for graduate students.

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-professional programs are suggested curricula to allow students to meet the entrance requirements for professional schools. None of these are degree programs, rather they are recommended programs of study to fulfill the prerequisites of professional schools.

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Undergraduate admissions


If you’re ready to join Hornet Nation as an undergraduate, head to the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate admissions


If you’re ready to advance your degree as a graduate student, head to the Graduate Admissions page.

Featured Programs

Healthcare-Biology

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

This program of study is most appropriate for students wishing to prepare for careers in the health-related professions (e.g. medicine, dentistry, optometry, medical technology, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician’s assistant or veterinary medicine). These programs will require post-baccalaureate training at another institution. The Healthcare Concentration will provide the necessary pre-requisites for acceptance into these schools.

Ecology and Biodiversity

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Major in biology with a concentration in Ecology and Biodiversity.

Biology

Master of Science

The master’s program in the Department of Biological Sciences is designed to qualify persons for continued graduate work at the doctoral level; for teaching biology in high schools, community colleges, and liberal arts colleges; and for employment in various fields of biology, including certain fields of applied biology. This program is available on campus and offers concentrations in Botany, Ecology and Biodiversity, General Biology, Microbial and Cellular Biology, and Zoology.

Contact the Department of Biological Sciences

On-campus location: Science Hall 174
Mailing Address:
1 Kellogg Circle
Box 4050
Emporia, KS 66801


biology@emporia.edu
620-341-5910


Chair

Tim Burnett, tburnett@emporia.edu
620-341-5910

Administrator

April Dickason, adickaso@emporia.edu
620-341-5311