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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

George Wallace, Ph.D.

Vice President, Oceans & Islands Division, American Bird Conservancy

Dr. George Wallace sitting in a boat

“At MU, all of us in John Faaborg's lab were working at the interface between research and conservation, where the science of ecology was driving our thinking about how to conserve birds, especially birds that migrate between the US and Canada and the Tropics. For many of us, preparation at MU allowed us to choose paths in academia, government, or the private sector where we continue to apply and build on what we learned to conserve birds.”

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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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