Biology and Biological Sciences

Active Learning Opportunities

Laboratories are the heart and soul of science education, and Quincy provides Biology and Biological Sciences students plenty of lab exercises and activities. You'll have the opportunity to use a variety of techniques and instruments and work in our cadaver lab. Few schools of our size offer a cadaver lab for experiential learning, and at larger schools, your opportunities for guided investigation at this level are rare. QU alumni report time and again that the combination of undergraduate cadaver lab and individualized instruction puts them ahead of the game in medical school.

But your opportunities for active learning don't stop at our laboratories. You can enjoy field experiences, including participation on the Missouri Stream Team and Monarch Watch, not to mention an exciting week in the Galapagos Islands that offers academic credit. Internships help you sort out numerous career options. Quincy students have interned in medical settings, done field and lab work, and contributed to research. Future teachers gain the benefit of the Professional Development School (PDS) model. From your first Education course, you'll learn your craft in a local public or private school, continuously connecting theory with classroom practice.

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