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Biology

Learn with Minot State
When you choose biology 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 the programs of your choice. When studying at Minot State, you can prepare for:
  • Professional programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, and physical therapy
  • Careers in wildlife biology and laboratory sciences
  • Graduate studies in biology
Our faculty
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 your individual career goals and engage in cutting-edge research. Funded by more than $2.5 million in grants, the research studies of Minot State biology faculty members have been published in more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and cited in hundreds of others. In our program, students can find research opportunities that they can not find at large universities and undergraduate research uniquely prepares our students to be admitted to graduate and professional programs.

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Be inspired . . . earn our biology degree

Get involved
Club Biology offers opportunities to take field trips, participate in conventions, and develop awareness of science in our community through outreach programs.
Our facilities
Our laboratories are equipped with exceptional computing resources and the latest in molecular biology equipment.
Outside the classroom
As a pre-professional student, you’ll be encouraged to observe, volunteer, or get work experience in a healthcare setting. In some professional programs this is a requirement for admission. Minot businesses, agencies, and organizations offer many opportunities for this kind of experience.
Employment outlook
  • All health care professionals are in demand
  • Veterinarians are in demand, especially in large animal practice
  • Instructors with a Ph.D. 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

Accreditation
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.