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Biology

  • A general bioscience major at MSU Moorhead is a great option if you are not focused on a specific career path. The BA Biology degree offers great flexibility by exposing you to a variety of other subjects that are suited to your interests and career goals. A general Biology degree provides an expansive education that offers varied career and graduate school options upon graduation.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Biology Degree
    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 an MSUM Biology degree. 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.
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    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    As a Biology major at MSUM, you will 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.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    MSUM graduates majoring in the biological sciences will build a solid foundation in the biological sciences, and often advance to outstanding graduate programs throughout the country or work in business and industry.
  • Biology: Sondra McGregor
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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