The Biosciences Department at MSUM offers a broad, comprehensive curriculum in the biological sciences. The curriculum is research-infused. Investigative laboratory activities teach science by encouraging you to engage in the material as a scientist. 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 your learning experience and provides excellent preparation for future careers in the job market and in graduate school.
Langseth Hall and Hagen Hall are modern facilities providing experiential, student-centered learning in interesting spaces that are devoted to research and discovery. In addition to outstanding labs on campus, you can learn and do research at a field station at the MSUM Regional Science Center.
Faculty-mentored research is the hallmark of the Biosciences department. Faculty and student collaborators regularly publish in academic peer-reviewed journals and present at regional and national conferences. Faculty and student researchers meet regularly to discuss research.
Upper-level Biology courses average 10-15 students, ensuring you plenty of individual attention from faculty members who are not only master teachers, but also respected scholars in their respective field of expertise.
MSUM’s prairie restoration project is charged with restoring 160 acres of flora and fauna to pre-European prairie ecosystem. This project gives you an opportunity to do lab activities at the Regional Science Center gathering data, monitoring the recovery of restored sites and comparing data to data collected from original remnant prairie.
In addition to expert faculty, we enrich your learning experience in labs with Learning Assistants – peer undergraduates who facilitate individual student learning.
MSUM has a strong 3+3 articulation agreement with Northwestern Health Sciences University to fast-track to Doctor of Chiropractic after your junior year at MSUM.
Bioscience majors at MSUM quickly learn that science is a verb – a method, a way of knowing. You will immerse yourself in meaningful, hands-on experiences that teach you to learn science and to be a scientist.
Pandey and Wisenden publish review on ecoimmunologySumali Pandey, Brian Wisenden, both from the Biosciences Department, along with two collaborators from NDSU, Craig Stockwell and Madison Snider, […]
Pandey and Wisenden publish on curriculum standardization of immunology coursesSumali Pandey and Brian Wisenden, Biosciences Department, published a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. This paper resulted from a multi-institutional […]
Goldwater Scholarship NomineesCongratulations to 2021 Goldwater Scholarship nominees, Aujanae Eubanks (Psychology), Bridgett Grosz (Geosciences), Carlan Haugrud (Health and Medical Sciences), and Anna […]
Pandey, Wisenden and undergraduate students publish research from MSUM labSumali Pandey, Biosciences Department, published research from her lab entitled “Factors Contributing to Sex Differences in MiceInhaling Aspergillus fumigatus,” in […]
Neuroscience Journal Discussion Group Meeting(formerly known as the Neuroscience Journal Club)–The neuroscience of consciousness– We are a group of students and faculty who meet […]