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Biology - B.S. to M.S.

Program(s) Available: Accel

The Accelerated Biology M.S. program allows outstanding students to concurrently pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology, and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biology; an area of concentration in Biomedical/Molecular or Environmental/Organismal Biology, and to complete graduation requirements for both degrees within five years at Northwest Missouri State University.

Why Study Biology - B.S. to M.S. at Northwest

The Biology graduate program is designed to strengthen the student’s content knowledge, problem solving skills and research capability. Students who complete the degree will have an increased specialization in a biological discipline and an enhanced ability to do research. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to interpret data and communicate such data in both a written and oral manner. Students will be prepared to work in the discipline of biology and will have sufficient background to be successful in future professional or doctoral studies.

Please review the policy section on Accelerated Programs for additional information.

*Enrollment Open to Students on F-1 Visas

Career ready

“One of my favorite classes was human anatomy. By working in labs and doing research, I really got hands-on experience with science, and that motivated me to go into the medical field.” — Matt Breen

Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture or food science technician
  • Conservation agent
  • Physical liaison
  • Biological technician
  • Content writer

What Can I Do With a Major in Biology - B.S. to M.S.?

Garrett-Strong Science Building

Garrett-Strong Science Building offers 26 labs where students can gain profession-based experiences on campus. This facility also houses a synthetic cadaver, an aquarium and two museums that feature living animals such as a hedgehog, rats, iguanas and more! 

Garrett-Strong Science Building


Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area (MOERA) features more than 320 acres of land dedicated to providing experiential learning opportunities. Students taking wildlife ecology and conservation courses construct Sherman traps for small animals and pitfall traps for reptiles and amphibians! 

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