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  • Scholarship Application now available! 

    Applications are due April 11, 2014 by 4 p.m. (Hagen 103).


    The Biosciences Department offers a broad, comprehensive curriculum in the biological sciences. Diverse, highly educated and professionally active faculty provide excellent teaching in the classroom and laboratory. Our curriculum is research-infused. Investigative laboratory activities teach students science by encouraging them to engage in the material as scientists. Our faculty are especially active in mentoring undergraduate research. Faculty-student research collaborations result in presentations at regional, national and international meetings and publications in international scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Research experience deepens the learning experience for students and provides excellent preparation for future careers in the job market and in graduate school.

    The cadaver-based course in gross human anatomy at MSU Moorhead is the best in the Tri-College University and results in successful admission to medical school for many Biology majors. The department’s state-of-the-art molecular biology facilities, extensive aquatic research laboratory facility, ownership of the Buffalo River Regional Science Center, repositories of reference materials in a regional herbarium, a modern greenhouse and growth chambers and a variety of research labs, provide a sophisticated learning environment with the necessary equipment, tools and faculty expertise for students to learn and apply practical skills. The combination of outstanding classroom instruction, faculty mentorship and in-depth, hands-on research opportunities gives graduates a powerful competitive advantage to excel in graduate school or a variety of science-related careers.

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  • Summer STEM Internships Available

    Interested in helping share the fun of math and science with K12 students? This summer we have internships available for students to help assist and teach at science and math summer camps. The internships for College for Kids lasts approximately two and a half weeks and pays $1000. Preference is given to science and math [...]

    Tri-Beta to hold plant sale

    Come check out all the plants that Tri-Beta has to offer this spring. The plant sale is Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Langseth Hall Atrium.        

    Personality and genetics

    Students research the effects of cortisol By Meghan Feir Hermella Alemneh and Mikaela Hanson are using zebra fish in a research project that could have a direct correlation in the way we understand how hormones play a vital role in human personality outcomes. Alemneh and Hanson’s presentation title, “Does A Stressed Mothers’ Hormones Contribute to [...]

    Brian Wisenden gave a seminar at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

    Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, gave an invited departmental seminar at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire on April 3. The talk, based on research conducted by undergraduate biology majors at MSUM, was entitled “Scents of Danger: Chemically mediated predator-prey interactions in aquatic ecosystems.”

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