Students majoring in Biology have a new emphasis area to consider with WiSR.

Beginning in fall 2024, a cohort of 10 students will enter the new program at Stephens College.

The Women in STEM Research at Stephens College degree program prepares students in the biomedical field beyond the classroom with by teaching them advanced research techniques in a lab setting in various settings with local connections to the USGS, area businesses and the University of Missouri Veterinary School.

Members of each cohort will live in a dedicated dorm area to increase interactions, comradery, and peer support. 

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Program Features

  • Learn vital laboratory and biotechnology skills in our newly renovated Pillsbury Science Center labs.
  • Collaborate with Biology and Health Science students and learn from dedicated faculty as part of the School of Health Sciences.
  • Get a solid science foundation that prepares you for medical, veterinary medicine, dental or other professional schools.
  • Join Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), the biology honor society.


Stephens’ Small Class Advantage

    • Faculty who know you can better personalize your curriculum path, help you make connections, give referrals and recommendations, and answer questions about your graduate school applications.
    • Research opportunities are available even for first-year students.
    • Small class sizes make for interesting class discussions within an environment that welcomes questions.
    • Students have more opportunities to take on leadership roles.
    • Studying science at a women’s college has a specific advantage: Why STEM students choose women’s colleges >



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