About the Program

Biology researchBiology is a science that includes many divisions, including botany, zoology, genetics, microbiology and anatomy. The biology degree program at Park serves as a strong foundation for students interested in a wide variety of careers.

Because of the range of specialty areas, biology can be of special interest to students with a variety of aptitudes, backgrounds and career objectives. Students are encouraged to earn an additional major or a minor for maximum employment flexibility.
  • A combination of journalism and biology provides management opportunities in editing and science writing.
  • Training in business and biology provides opportunities in science-oriented companies, as well as pharmaceutical sales.
  • With a major or minor in chemistry, additional opportunities may be found with various county, state, and federal agencies that deal with health services, environmental control, food and drugs.
  • The pharmaceutical and chemical industries also offer laboratory technician positions to those with an undergraduate degree in biology.
  • Biology graduates will also be prepared for graduate programs in biology, botany, or zoology. Biology is also the major chosen most often by students seeking entrance into medical, dental, or veterinary schools.

High school students planning to major in biology are encouraged to do well in all their subjects but especially science (chemistry, physics, and biology) and mathematics.


The mission of the Biology program is to educate students to think critically, analytically and creatively in the biological sciences.  Ethical and civic responsibilities will be stressed to preserve the aesthetics of the natural world.  Students will be technologically and intellectually prepared to pursue graduate and/or professional education and a successful career.

The small class sizes at Park University allow the professors to provide individual attention to the students. .... I always felt comfortable asking questions during class and chatting with them in their office...

-Lindsey Olson, '10 BS in Biology
Currently a Graduate Student at the University of Oklahoma