Biology is a hands-on major at Minot State University. Whether in the classroom, research lab, or the field, MSU's biology program encourages students to engage in their learning and explore their own interests.
Three degrees, many options
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology (BA)
- Prepares you for professional programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry, chiropractic, podiatry and physical therapy
- Careers in wildlife biology and laboratory sciences
- Graduate studies in biology
- Bachelor of Science in Education, Biology Major (BSE)
- Prepares you for high school teaching career
- Provides education courses required for teacher certification
- Bachelor of Science, Medical Lab Science Major (BS)
- Prepares you for career as medical laboratory technologist
What you'll study
Biology majors at MSU study the form, physiology, heredity, development, evolution, and ecological relationships of a variety of organisms. Many students assist faculty members with research projects. Faculty advisors work closely with pre-professional students to assure they are prepared to enter the programs of their choice.
Outside the classroom
All pre-professional students are encouraged to observe, volunteer or get some work experience in a health care setting. In some professional programs, this is a requirement for admission. Minot businesses, agencies and organizations offer many opportunities for this kind of experience.
Requirements for future teachers
Admission to the teacher education program is selective. For a complete listing of requirements, go to Teacher Education and Human Performance Department.
- All health care professionals are in demand
- Veterinarians are in demand, especially in large animal practice
- Teachers in the sciences (chemistry, physics, biology) are most needed by high schools
- Instructors with Ph.D.s are likely to find jobs as college enrollment grows
- Medical laboratory technologists will see steady job growth in next decade
- Wildlife biologists have good prospects as others retire or change careers
Biology faculty members are highly qualified instructors and active researchers. They are eager to help students meet individual career goals and engage in cutting-edge research. Funded by more than $2.5 million in grants, the work of MSU biology faculty members has been published in more than 60 scientific publications and cited in hundreds of others.
Our laboratories are equipped with exceptional computing resources and the latest in molecular biology equipment.
The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.
Dr. Heidi Super
Coordinator, Biology and Medical Lab
Professor of Biology
Phone: 701-858-3079 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3079