Why Choose Biology at RSU?
Biology students graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. With small class sizes and helpful, experienced faculty, students leave RSU ready to attend graduate school or start their careers.
The curriculum in the Medical/Molecular option is a proven preparatory track for students endeavoring to enter professional health fields, with graduates placed in graduate medical programs across the region.
Students who study Environmental Conservation graduate prepared to make a difference in the environment. The curriculum emphasizes statistics and ecological toxicology while addressing contemporary conservation issues such as ecosystem management, and landscape ecology.
Both degrees are augmented with individual research leading to presentation of scientific papers and internships for successful post-graduate and professional careers.
Biology Degree Fast Facts
- Medical/Molecular graduates have been placed into many professional programs including chiropractic, medical, physical therapy, optometry and veterinary schools as well as graduate programs.
- RSU’s Pre-med program prepares students to take required entrance exams such as the GRE, MCAT, DAT and PCAT.
- Environmental Conservation graduates have been placed in graduate programs in Environmental Science and Natural History, as well as holding careers in Fish and Wildlife, ODWC, the Corps of Engineers, GRDA and private industry.
- Environmental Conservation students study nature hands-on in the 100-acre Education Conservation Reserve on RSU’s Claremore campus and our 260 acre RSU Field Research Station.
- Early admittance program with OSU College of Medicine is available.
Enabling students to succeed in their respective career aspirations.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Rogers State University has great success at placing students in quality professional health programs. The curriculum in the Medical/Molecular option has proven to be a solid preparatory track for students endeavoring to enter professional health fields.
Recent success in student/graduate placement is indicative of the quality of students that RSU is recruiting, the rigorous curriculum that prepares students for required entrance exams like the GRE, MCAT, DAT, and PCAT, and quality program faculty.
RSU students have been placed in the following schools:
- OU College of Pharmacy
- OU Physical Therapy Program
- OU Physicians Associate Program
- OSU School of Osteopathic Medicine
- OSU Veterinary Medicine program
- University of Kansas School of Medicine
- Northeastern State University’s Optometry Program
Gain Admission to a Graduate Program with a Biology Degree from RSU
With few exceptions, completion of a bachelor’s degree such as RSU’s degree in Medical/Molecular Biology greatly enhances career opportunities and acceptance into post-graduate health programs.
However, some health professions such as Dental Hygiene and Radiological Technology only require completion of specific prerequisites to apply and be admitted to their respective programs.
Note: Pay particular attention to application deadlines and program pre-requisites for each.
- Missouri Southern State University School of Dental Hygiene
- Northeastern State University College of Optometry
- University of Oklahoma
- College of Allied Health (Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiation Sciences, Speech-language Pathology)
- Graduate Program in Biomedical Science (GPiBS)
- School of Medicine
- School of Medicine: Physicians Associate Program
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Dentistry
- College of Dentistry (Dental Hygiene)
- Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
- OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy
Dr. Jerry Bowen, Professor
“Biology students really enjoy the small class sizes we offer because it gives them better interaction and instruction than at larger schools. Our faculty members truly care about student success, and our graduates leave ready to take on the world.”