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Integrative Biology is a life science degree that provides students with a thorough background in the biology of animals. Integrative Biology majors take courses in vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and physiology. Students also select coursework in their chosen field. The degree program prepares students for graduate school and for many applied and professional careers, including field or lab research, animal care, animal conservation, education and public outreach. Courses to expect for this major include Principles of Animal Nutrition, Evolution, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, and Survey of Biochemistry.

Career Options 

Integrative Biology prepares students with the skill set to critically think and the ability to summarize and evaluate basic information concerning biological systems, present scientific information clearly and concisely, and to further their education through graduate and doctorial programs. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • Environment Management and Conservation
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Political and Policy
  • Biotechnology, Business, and Industry
  • Research


A minor in Zoology is designed to provide students a broad sense of the biology of animals. Courses available vary from an array of biology courses including Animal Biology, General Genetics, and General Parasitology.

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 Department of Integrative Biology offers Departmental Level scholarships for elgible 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