Surprisingly, that tiny organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae may hold the key to understanding the link between specific genetic markers and cellular oxidative stress, which is thought to be a contributing factor to development of these diseases.

And in the Ozarks Biology program, you may find yourself working one-on-one with your professor to conduct your own research on this tiny fungus, on fruit flies, or on larger plants or animals.

That's the thing about this biology program...it's a very "hands-on" program where you'll be encouraged to explore the life sciences through your own research, special projects, and internships.

And while you'll be working with professors who are nationally recognized experts in their fields, unlike the professors at many bigger schools, they'll encourage you to get actively involved in learning about biology - even from your first semester in the program if you want.

And by the time you graduate from Ozarks, you'll have the knowledge and the drive to excel, no matter where your path leads!