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Biology Education

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When you choose biology education as a major at Minot State, you will study the form, physiology, heredity, development, evolution, and ecological relationships of a variety of organisms. If you choose, you will assist faculty members with research projects. Faculty advisors will work closely with you in our small class settings to help you be successful. You will also take required education classes as you prepare for teaching.

Our biology program
Biology is a hands-on major at Minot State. Whether in the classroom, research lab, or the field, Minot State’s biology program encourages you to engage in your learning and prepares you to teach content in all areas of biology.

Our biology faculty members are highly-qualified instructors and active researchers eager to help you meet your individual career goals and engage in cutting-edge research. Funded by more than $2.5 million in grants, the research studies of biology faculty members have been published in more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and cited in hundreds of others. In our program, you will find research opportunities that you can not find at large universities, and undergraduate research will uniquely prepare you to be extremely well versed in the scientific method.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $61,820 per year. 

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your biology education degree

Employment outlook
Teachers in the sciences (chemistry, physics, biology) are in high demand, particularly at the high school level.
Our facilities
Our laboratories are equipped with exceptional computing resources and the latest in molecular biology equipment.
Student teaching
As a biology education major, you will be required to complete student teaching. As a student teacher you will be responsible, as much as is appropriate, for managing the cooperating teacher’s classroom.
Get involved
Club Biology offers you opportunities to take field trips, participate in conventions, and develop awareness of science in our community through outreach programs. To enhance your classroom learning, you can also join Students of North Dakota United (SNDU).

Teacher education programs at Minot State University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.