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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
    • 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 […]
    • Lindaas and Wallace present at 2019 Noyce Summit in Washington DC
      The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted the 2019 Noyce Summit: […]
    • Harms attends CGI research and policy forum
      Tim Harms, Mathematics Department, attended the Cognitively Guided Instruction Research & Policy Forum June 24. This was held in Minneapolis, […]
    • Dr. Kramar collaborates on bald eagle telemetry, banding project
      Dr. David Kramar from Geosciences was recently invited to collaborate on a bald eagle telemetry and banding project in Iowa […]
    • Graduate Program Consortium for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors Course Creation/Modification/Conversion RFP
      The Graduate Program Consortium for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors Workgroup was formed in response to the Academic and Student Affairs division […]
    • Start of semester tasks for instructors
      Instructors: Your D2L Brightspace shells for Summer 2019 have been created. If you do not see your course or need courses merged, please email For helpful tips on […]
    • MSUM expects 850 students to graduate May 17
      MSUM will award degrees to about 850 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 17 in the university’s Nemzek […]
    • Dr. Ellen Brisch selected as 2019-2020 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer
      Dr. Marsha Weber, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, has announced that Dr. Ellen Brisch, Professor, Biosciences, has been selected […]
    • Interim dean finalist open forums
      Finalists for the Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Interim Dean of Science, Health, and the Environment have […]
    • Study Abroad Ireland – May 2020
      Join Dr. Nancy Stock, Associate Professor in Nursing, on a nine-day study abroad trip to the Emerald Isle. This unique […]
    • Retirement celebration for Dr. Chalikia
      Wednesday, May 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Bridges 362 Please join the Psychology Department in celebrating the retirement of Dr. Magda Chalikia on May 8 from 12:30-2 […]
    • Dr. Shawn Garrett is retiring
      Wednesday, May 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Hagen Hall Library 104 Please join the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry as they celebrate her 28 years of service as […]
    • OLC and QM accounts for faculty
      MSUM is a subscribing member to both the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Quality Matters (QM). These national organizations provide tools and resources […]
    • Dr. Edwards presents at ND Psychological Association meeting
      Dr. Edwards presented at the North Dakota Psychological Association Meeting on May 2, 2019. Her talk was titled “Introduction to […]
    • TriBeta Plant Sale
      May 2-3 |9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Langseth Atrium Affordable and beautiful succulents to take home. Purchase “Room for […]
    • Searching for Life in the Universe
      Thursday, May 2 | 7 p.m. | Langseth Hall 104
    • Math Seminar
      Wednesday, May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 264 Today Luke Sanderson will give a talk in the Math Seminar about neural networks. The seminar is […]
  • 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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