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College of Science, Health & the Environment

  • The College of Science, Health, and the Environment provides a strong liberal studies foundation for all undergraduate programs that prepare students for fulfilling and productive careers in science, health and the environment. The College includes eight academic departments with award-winning faculty, state-of-the-art technology and resources, and outstanding programs that provide a solid foundation for advanced study or job-ready careers.

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  • Benefits of MSUM's College of Science, Health & the Environment
    In addition to accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the College of Science, Health & the Environment holds specialized accreditation like National Association of School Psychologists, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , and the Minnesota and North Dakota Board of Examiner for Nursing Home Administrators among many others.
    The College of Science, Health & the Environment seeks student advisory board membership each semester to provide a student perspective and voice to the dean of the college. Student input and feedback is essential to represent and advocate for students’ interests and concerns.
    Students and faculty within the College of Science, Health, and the Environment have access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology for creative investigation, advanced research projects and overall academic excellence.
    Community engagement and teaching opportunities are abundant through programs such as the Regional Science Center and Planetarium or student organizations that participate in outreach activities to promote the sciences.
  • College of Science, Health & the Environment News
    • Student work acknowledged in international journal
      The work of MSUM Physics/Sustainability/Chemistry majors Sakurako Tani, Salim Thomas, Melissa Foley, Gabe Buehler, and Abel Eshete was acknowledged in […]
    • Drs. Gooding, Sando present at Railroads in Native America Conference
      Dr. Erik Gooding and Dr. Paul Sando were both selected to present at the Railroads in Native America Conference in […]
    • Drs. Wallace, Brisch publish article in The American Biology Teacher
      Alison Wallace and Ellen Brisch, faculty from the Biosciences Department who teach the first- and second-semester introductory biology courses, participated […]
    • MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: Dr. Brian Meland
      Friday, Sept. 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Hagen 325 The MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:Examining the Radiative Properties […]
    • MSUM Common Read features best-selling author Wes Moore
      Tuesday, Oct. 8 | 7 p.m. | Nemzek Fieldhouse
    • Dr. Craig speaks at Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival
      Dr. Matthew Craig, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was one of the keynote speakers at the 7th annual Dakota Nights […]
    • MSUM receives national grant for archaeological research at Poverty Point World Heritage Site
      Minnesota State University Moorhead has been awarded a 2019 Preservation Technology and Training Grant for $29,577 from the United States […]
    • MSUM students participating in classroom-based undergraduate research project
      MSUM students are now participating in a unique Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research (CURE) project, which aims to tackle antibiotic resistance. “SEA-PHAGES […]
    • Wallace, Kramar and students attend Nutrient Network Workshops
      Dr. Alison Wallace from Biosciences and Dr. David Kramar from Anthropology and Earth Sciences attended the 2019 Nutrient Network Workshops […]
    • Leach presents at national symposium
      This summer, sophomore MSUM Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Kelsey Leach was invited to give an oral presentation at the national […]
    • Dosch, Riedinger lead study abroad trip to Greece
      In May 2019, Dr. Mary Dosch (psychology) and Vicki Riedinger (SLHS) led a group of 29 cross-disciplinary students on a […]
    • Ladbury’s publication accepted for Journal of College Science Teaching
      Jared Ladbury, Psychology, and colleagues from NDSU have had a publication accepted at the Journal of College Science Teaching detailing […]
    • Dalan, Holley attend International Conference on Archaeological Prospection
      Rinita Dalan and George Holley (Anthropology and Earth Science) will attend the 13th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection from August […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Cheryl Brown
      Meet MSUM’s Lab Services Specialist, Cheryl Brown. Thanks to Cheryl, the chemistry materials are prepared every week for the whole […]
    • Star Party at the MSUM Regional Science Center
      Friday, Aug. 23 | 8:30-11 p.m. | Regional Science Center The Department of Physics and Astronomy, in conjunction with the […]
    • Holley, Fleming awarded $150,000 grant
      The Minnesota Historical Society and the Oversight Board of the Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites awarded George Holley, […]
    • MSUM new hire
      Please join us in welcoming the following employee to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by her department to […]
    • Lindaas presents workshop at American Association of Physics Teachers conference
      Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, attended the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer conference last week. He presented a […]
    • Faculty attended Council on Undergraduate Research Conference last month
      Lisa Nawrot (Psy), Sumali Pandey (Bio) and Donna Stockrahm (Bio) attended the CUR Undergraduate Research Programs conference June 27-29 at […]
    • Psychology students complete service at Red River Equestrian Center
      Twelve psychology students enrolled in Psychology 390: Animal Assisted Therapies each completed eight hours of service and experiential learning activities […]
  • Accelerate with Physics
    Research and solve complex problems
    Embrace Health and Physical Education
    Help others adopt healthy lifestyles
    Examine Biochemistry & Biotechnology
    Conduct real-world research with peers, professors
    Find Infinite Value in Mathematics
    Excellent preparation for various high-demand careers
    Students engage with faculty and the community by conducting research, producing award-winning programs and documentaries, participating in competitions, and taking part in service projects.
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