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.
Biosciences students publish paper in peer-reviewed journalBiology majors Alexis Taylor and Jessica Undem, mentored by Brian Wisenden (Biosciences) and Michael Wagner (Fisheries and Wildlife Department, Michigan […]
MSUM expects more than 500 students to graduate Dec. 16MSUM will hold commencement as planned on Thursday, Dec. 16. Please use your discretion in making travel decisions. If you […]
Professors Wisenden and Shastri co-publish research paper with MSUM studentsMSUM Biosciences students Alex Seigel, Izzy DeVriendt and Madi Strand along with faculty mentors Brian Wisenden (Biosciences) and Ananda Shastri […]
Biosciences students presented their research at an international conferenceUndergraduate students mentored by Brian Wisenden (Biosciences) and Ananda Shastri (Physics) presented their research at the annual meeting of the […]
Wild Inspired App Launch at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge June 13Please join faculty of Minnesota State University Moorhead and staff at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in the launch of our […]