Biological Sciences


Biology in its simplest definition is the study of life.  In our department, we learn about life across many levels of biological organization, from cells and molecules to whole organisms to community ecology.  Our faculty are world-renowned researchers and award-winning instructors with a passion for teaching.  Research in our department focuses around stress biology, including cancer, aging, environmental conditions, and hormonal responses.  Undergraduate researchers are found in most faculty labs. 

 Most of our classes are taught in AG Hill Center, a state-of-the-art classroom building, where all spaces are designed for active learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.  In addition to learning in a beautiful space, you will take innovative classes that use cutting edge teaching techniques and labs that let you do independent research in microbiology, ecology, genomics, and behavior.

 A degree in biology will prepare you for many careers and graduate programs, including healthcare, scientific research, environmental science and conservation, and education.  Within each of these realms, numerous options exist for students with a biology degree

Come visit us and see for yourself!

Julia Bowsher, Chair 

Statement of Solidarity

In light of the ongoing violence and injustice perpetrated upon people of color in America, we feel it is imperative for our department to make clear our position on racism and our plans for addressing this pervasive problem in society and academia.  Click to read our full statement.

Why Study Biology at NDSU

To learn more about the Biological Sciences major, view this video.

Employment Opportunities

Currently seeking applicants for Assistant Professor of Practice!

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