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.


Learning Assistants

The Learning Assistants program partners talented undergraduates with faculty teaching large-enrollment courses to create learner-centered classrooms that are conceptually driven, cognitively challenging, and authentic to the discipline.

Peer Mentor Program

The College of Science and Math Peer Mentor program was developed to encourage and support students toward success, personally, socially and academically. The main purpose is to enhance the college experience by creating a positive and supportive community of peers; a welcoming environment of students who are available to advise, listen and share experiences.

Summer REU

Our programs specialize in research and mentoring for undergraduate students and each opportunity is unique to its research team.  If you are looking for a great way to spend your summer, come to Fargo and join us for a full-time, hands-on research experience. 


Many of our undergraduates participate in faculty research. Students are encouraged to select research that interests them through the Research Opportunities for Engaging Students, or ROPES, program.

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