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.
Planning is underway in anticipation of a major research and education initiative at the MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center. A proposal to study the restoration of developed land to a natural state has been in the works for more than 30 years, and now a $527,760 grant application is working its way through the final […]
Dan McEwen, Biosciences, has a paper published in the international peer-reviewed journal Diversity. The title of the research paper is “The impacts of recently established fish populations on zooplankton communities in a desert spring, and potential conflicts in setting conservation goals” co-authored with Sujan Henkanaththegedara (Longwood University, Farmville, VA), Justin Fisher (North Dakota State University, […]
Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, has had a paper accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Biology. The title of the research paper is “Promiscuous mating patterns of female Leon Springs pupfish, Cyprinodon bovinus” co-authored with John Leiser (Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA), Murray Itzkowitz (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA) and Jennifer Gagliardi (Metro State […]
Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live. Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. State Representative Ben Lien, a 2008 MSUM political science graduate, will deliver the commencement address. His district, 4A, is comprised of the […]
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