B.S. in Biology
The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree offers two emphases: Environmental Conservation and Medical/Molecular. The student integrates mathematical and physical science concepts into biology. The student uses the scientific method as well as evaluates others’ use of this method of inquiry. He/she writes and presents scientific papers and reports. The degree is augmented with individual research and internships for successful postgraduate and professional careers.
Option: Environmental Conservation
Environmental conservation diverges from traditional wildlife and fisheries management programs that emphasize curriculum in taxonomy and game management.
Unique to this program is a curriculum that emphasizes statistics, ecological toxicology (contaminants and pollutants), and environmental conservation that addresses contemporary issues in ecosystem management, landscape ecology, and regional and global threats to biodiversity.
The field of molecular and cellular biology is expanding rapidly as biotechnology explodes in the pure and applied areas. This molecular biology program will prepare students to participate in this trend. With recent completion of mapping the entire human genome, it is expected that molecular biologists will be in higher demand than ever before.
A growing list of research establishments, such as medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and biotechnology companies will have increased need for scientists possessing molecular biology knowledge and skills. The use of such knowledge and skills is not limited to human research. Molecular biology careers also include fields such as plant biotechnology, animal breeding, food technology, forensic science, environmental biology, plant pathology, and wildlife management.
Option: General Biology
The four-year general biology degree seeks to develop a biologist well founded in the field.
“When I first started college all I thought about was how I was going to survive it, get my diploma and get my life started. As each semester went by I felt like this was less and less the case, especially in the Environmental Conservation degree plan. Learning different aspects of wildlife and ecological systems and getting my hands dirty in some cases were some of the best parts of being a student here at Rogers State University.”
Student Learning Outcomes:
- To demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental processes of life.
- To apply scientific method and interpret current technology and research techniques relating to the biological sciences.
- To apply good laboratory practice to minimize/eliminate potential laboratory hazards.
- To promote a positive learning environment in our classrooms and on campus.
- To be adequately prepared for transition into productive professional career.
Department Mission: The mission of the Department of Biology at Rogers State University is to support students in their pursuit of knowledge in biology and life science.
Degree Program Mission: Under the Bachelor of Science in Biology, there are two emphases: the Medical/Molecular emphasis and the Environmental Conservation emphasis. The four-year program seeks to develop a biologist well founded in either area of emphasis. The student integrates mathematical and physical science concepts into biology. The student uses the scientific method as well as evaluate others; use of this method of inquiry. He/she writes and presents scientific papers and reports. The degree in augmented with individual research and internships for successful postgraduate and professional careers.