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  • Kathy Wright, Department Assistant
  • Biology & Chemistry 
  • Math, Physics & Computer Science
  • kathy.wright@bakerU.edu
  • Office: Boyd Science Center 227
  • 785.594.8419

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Bachelor's Degree in Biology

The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers a biology major with four tracks:

  • Molecular bioscience
  • Vertebrate structure and function
  • Ecology and evolution
  • Certification to teach biology at the secondary level

The department also offers a minor in biology.

Hands-On Experience Outside the Classroom

  • Original research | All students have the opportunity to do original research with a faculty member. Students have a chance to present their research at regional and national conferences, and some have even traveled internationally.
  • Summer research | Students may gain experience during summer research programs at major research institutions such as the Sowers Institute for Medical Research, University of Kansas, University of Missouri and Quintiles.
  • Health care observation | Students preparing for a career in health care participate in shadowing experiences with health care professionals.
  • Natural areas | Baker maintains the Baker Wetlands, the
    Ivan L. Boyd Arboretum and Ivan L. Boyd Woods for research and observation.

Preparation for Graduate School

About 60% of our biology majors go on to earn a master's degree or PhD or to earn an advanced degree in one of these fields:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Pharmacy

Learn more about preprofessional programs.

Preparation for a Career

Baker biology graduates get jobs as:

  • Science teachers
  • Junior scientists in research labs and for the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Wildlife biologists for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
  • Park rangers Army Corps of Engineers

Students interested in the study of biology may also look into the following disciplines offered at Baker University’s Baldwin City undergraduate campus:

Middle-Level & Secondary Science Education | Chemistry | Forestry & Environmental Management | Health & Medical Preprofessional Programs

 

In the Canopy | National Science Foundation Research Opportunity

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Baker is hosting a biology Research Experiences for Undergraduates program June 1 - Aug. 11 in which students from across the country will climb trees to research species of tardigrades and then present their findings in a paper and presentation. 

View a video about this year's program.