Biologists Are A Diverse Group!

Biologists deal will many of the major issues facing contemporary society: climate change, habitat loss, genetic engineering, cancer and other diseases. Majors in the Department of Biological Sciences gain a sound education that helps them to better understand and face these issues. Undergraduates in our majors ask questions on multiples levels from cells (cytologists, molecular biologists, geneticists), to organisms (anatomists, physiologists, entomologists, mammalogists, ornithologists), to populations and their relation to each other and to their environment (ethologists, ecologists). Many continue their education in graduate or professional schools. They become some of the physicians, researchers, educators, resource managers and policy makers who help shape the future. Click here to learn more about the application process.

Biological Sciences students at NDSU can choose from a number of major programs and emphases.  They are encouraged to conduct research, join pre-professional clubs, and participate in internships to further their career opportunities.  Many of our students serve as learning assistants to help other students achieve academic success.  A number of merit-based scholarships are available within the department to recognize the scholarly achievements of our students.  Information about these opportunities can be found at the following links. 

Undergraduate Majors Programs

The Department of Biological Sciences offers an undergraduate major in Biology with emphases in Biomedical Science, Ecology and Conservation Science, and Environmental Science.  Students may also major in Biological Sciences Education and Comprehensive Science Education.  Detailed information regarding these majors by clicking on the links below.

Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Education
Comprehensive Science Education
Accelerated Bachelor and Masters of Science

Undergraduate Research

Check out this video about the benefits of undergraduate research.

To find out about the research being done in our department, check out this site



Preprofessional Clubs

Learning Assistants

Meet the Biological Sciences Featured Undergraduates


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