Our STEM programs prepare graduates for success in the growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Small class sizes enable our students to work alongside professors and peers, conducting research, making discoveries – and making a difference.

Biology student looking in microscope

BIOLOGY

If you are interested in solving real-world challenges, a biology degree may be for you! Our students get hands-on experience conducting research in state-of-the-art labs and in our outdoor learning environments. If you are interested in cellular processes, organisms in their ecosystems, health and disease, or any other aspect of the biological world, one of our seven majors will work for you. MORE INFO

Students studying a DNA strand

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

As a joint program of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, you will get the best of both worlds for research and hands-on learning. If you are interested in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or related biotechnology fields, this program is for you. Demand for graduates of this program is strong in the life science industries, graduate programs, and more. MORE INFO

Chemistry students working together

CHEMISTRY

Working independently or on team projects, our Chemistry students research alongside faculty who are leaders in the field. Our unique applied curriculum prepares you to enter the chemical workforce or attend graduate school. We also offer specialized focus areas in forensic science, health professions, chemical business, education and medical laboratory science. MORE INFO

Students in a computer lab

COMPUTER SCIENCE

From team collaboration to internships, we prepare you for the fast-paced, exciting world of technology. The demand for qualified tech professionals is constantly growing. Software development, network security, database design, computer graphics — whatever your interest, you can tailor a program to fit your needs. MORE INFO

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MATH

If numbers are your thing, a degree in Mathematics from Missouri Western is for you. With a foundation in logic and problem solving, our students are prepared for careers in today’s data-driven workplace. You can also combine your Mathematics degree with another major or minor, tailoring a program to meet your specific interests and aptitude. MORE INFO

Inside the MWSU planetarium

PHYSICS

Physics is a fascinating field, covering a broad range of study areas, such as motion, sound, electricity, neurosystems, kinetics, space and more. Because of its broad application, Physics is a natural fit to combine with degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science or mathematics. If you are fascinated by science and mechanics and understanding the intricacies of how things work, Physics is for you. MORE INFO

An instructor and two students work on a piece of equipment

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Our unique engineering technology programs prepare students for careers that are in demand. From electronics and computer engineering to construction, manufacturing and design, you can choose a degree to meet your needs and interests. We also offer two- and four-year programs as well as a graduate degree to help you advance your career. MORE INFO

Engineering technology students working on a computer application

STEM GRADUATE PROGRAMS

We offer STEM graduate programs in:

Cybersecurity

Spark your curiosity

Missouri Western offers a wide range of STEM events, designed to spark curiosity and ignite a passion for discovery.

Bushman Planetarium

Visit www.missouriwestern.edu/planetarium for a current list of show times and special events.

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