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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.

Kate Hertweck, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Dr. Kate Hertweck

“My graduate career at MU provided access to the resources necessary for me to experience a breadth of experimental and theoretical approaches. Interactions with a variety of scientists from different departments and topic areas allowed me to embrace cutting-edge research, and equipped me well to land my dream postdoc at an evolutionary biology synthesis center.”

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Birthplace of the phage display technology

Invented by Dr. George Smith in 1985, phage-display technology is a method for the study of protein-protein, protein-peptide, and protein-DNA interactions that uses bacteriophages to connect proteins with the genetic information that encodes them. The method is now widely used in the medical biotechnology field, especially in the area of antibody/antigen interactions and drug discovery.

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