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Transfer Students

The Division of Biological Sciences welcomes transfer students. We offer a one-credit hour Transfer Interest Group (TRIG) class for transfer students to help them meet fellow biology majors and to learn about campus involvement, undergraduate research opportunities, and other campus resources.

Students from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Moberly Area Community College, and Saint Louis Community College can earn a specially designed Associate of Arts (at MACC or SLCC) or Associate of Science (at MCC) degree with an emphasis in biology from that institution and then transfer to MU to complete either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biological Sciences with 63 or fewer additional hours of coursework at MU. Mizzou has developed specific articulation agreements and transfer guides.

MU’s Office of Admissions offers transfer course equivalency information for students from other institutions in Missouri. Students from out-of-state schools must have courses evaluated on an individual basis by the MU Office of Admissions.

The Office of Student Financial Aid has information on scholarships available for transfer students.

For More Information

Carol Martin, Coordinator Student Services
Tucker Hall, Room 3
Phone: 573-882-4068

Tatiana Arias, Ph.D.

BIOS, Colombia's Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Tatiana Arias

“I owe MU for my formation as a scientist. I developed a passion for studying plant genomes while working in Chris Pires’ lab. Today, I’m implementing all the knowledge and experience I have acquired during my years at MU to help to do great science in my home country of Colombia. I will be forever grateful to all the professors and peers I met and interacted with in the Division of Biological Sciences during my years at MU. ”

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Above average in time to complete a doctorate degree

Median years required to complete a doctorate in the Division of Biological Sciences is 5.4 years, well below the national average of 6.9 years in the life sciences (March 2010; Council of Graduate Schools).

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