Expect hands-on research guided by faculty mentors who are invested in your success at the UMKC School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Personalized attention sets our program apart. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with nationally-recognized faculty members inside state-of-the-art research laboratories and classrooms. Our faculty, advisers and fellow students will help shape your interests and passion into career goals.

Students are challenged to explore the life sciences at the molecular and cellular level and get exposure to chemistry theory, experiments/observations and simulation to solve problems. 

Our resources don't stop with cutting edge research facilities and the state's finest learning libraries. Our partnerships and close proximity with the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and the Missouri Department of Conservation offer students unique opportunities to network with pivotal employers and scientists working in the field.

Come see why SBS is the right fit for you.

Affordability

Paying for college is overwhelming. Let us help. Learn about the diverse scholarships and financial aid resources that exist at UMKC, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and from external agencies.

UMKC offers financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans and work-study jobs. We also roll out the welcome mat for our neighbors with the “Metro Rate,” which is in-state tuition for students who reside in 11 Kansas counties bordering the Kansas City area.

Your degree from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences will allow you to join a growing industry with diverse job opportunities that offer several avenues for professional growth and career promotion.

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