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Students in the Department of Integrative Biology use knowledge of the Life Sciences to answer questions through hands-on course experiences and independent projects. Lab work offers opportunities to research invertebrates, ecological systems, and physiological processes. Fieldwork focuses on ecosystems and organisms such as monarch butterflies, collared lizards, bluebirds, and daphnia. Students have the opportunity to work in specialized labs like the Ecotoxicology and Water Quality Research Laboratory. Courses to expect for this major include General Genetics, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Physiology, The Chemistry of Organic Compounds, and Cell and Molecular Biology.

Career Options

With a broad education in the life sciences, graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career fields, including the public and private sector, post graduate studies, or professional programs such as medical and veterinary schools. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Conservation Biologist
  • Environmental Management and Conservation
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Forensic Science
  • Political and Policy
  • Biotechnology, Business & Industry
  • Research


The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology academic curriculum is built on a strong physical and biological science foundation with program flexibility. This minor allows students to expand their knowledge by taking additional chemistry and biochemistry classes. This minor offers great experience for continuing on into professional health care fields including medicine and nutrition.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences and respective departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Integrative Biology Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

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Integrative Biology
501 Life Sciences West
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078



114 Life Sciences East
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078