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Biology Education

Learn with Minot State
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. You also will assist faculty members with research projects. Faculty advisors will work closely with you in our small class settings to assure you are prepared to enter your career.

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 students to learn while exploring their interests. Our biology faculty members are highly-qualified instructors and active researchers eager to help you meet individual career goals. Our diverse faculty and course offerings allow you to become broadly educated in all areas of biology, preparing you to teach any subject in biology at the high school level. Methods courses taken in the department of teacher education complement your education in biology and get you ready for teaching.

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Be inspired . . . earn our biology education degree

Employment outlook
Teachers in the sciences (chemistry, physics, biology) are most needed by high schools
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 the cooperating teacher’s classroom.
Get involved
Club Biology offers 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).
Minot State University is in the process of applying for accreditation via the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and expects approval in early 2019. Teacher education programs are currently accredited by NCATE. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.