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The Department of Biological Sciences is an excellent place to pursue your advanced degree because we offer both Masters and PhD degrees in a wide variety of inter and intra-disciplinary programs.  Our graduates go on to successful careers in the sciences, academics, industry, health professions, government agencies and private business. 

The Department offers programs leading to Master of Science degrees in Biology, Botany, and Zoology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Botany and Zoology. The department also participates in inter-disciplinary programs in Natural Resource Management, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Genomics, Cellular and Molecular Biology and STEM Education.

Meet some of our current grad students...


Faculty Research Areas

Aquatic Ecology and Invertebrate Biology - Malcolm Butler

Ecology and Biogeography - Gary Clambey

Population Dynamics, Quantitative Ecology and Fish Ecology - Mark Clark

Behavioral and evolutionary ecology - Ned A. Dochtermann

Behavioral ecology of mammals, with a focus on bats - Erin Gillam

Wetlands - Donna Jacob

Evolutionary Ecology of Native and Rare Fishes - Craig Stockwell

Plant Evolutionary Ecology - Steve Travers

Evolutionary and developmental biology - Julia Bowsher

Insect Physiology and Immunology - Kendra Greenlee

Physiological ecology, seasonality, biological rhythms - Timothy Greives

Physiological ecology - Britt Heidinger

Wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, ecophysiology and ecotoxicology - Marinus Otte

Physiological and evolutionary ecology - Wendy Reed

Hereditary diseases of the domestic dog - Keith Murphy

Cell cycle regulation and cell motility in cancer - Katie Reindl

Science education - Jennifer Momsen

Science education, especially in post-secondary science classrooms - Lisa Montplaisir

Graduate students have courses available to them that explore their interests and chosen research emphases. Master's degree students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours to graduate. Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours



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North Dakota State University
Campus address: 201 Stevens Hall
Physical/delivery address: 1340 Bolley Drive, 201 Stevens Hall Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: Biological Sciences, Dept. 2715, North Dakota State University, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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