Undergraduate BiologyPage address: https://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/programs/ugrad/
A variety of undergraduate majors are available through our department. The Biology B. S. major offers a core program intended to develop a common background in biology and additional upper level courses designed to provide specialized options. Students typically take a broad-based General Biology major or an emphasis in one of the following 7 areas: Cytotechnology, Ecology, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Plant Science, Toxicology, or Zoology. Other degree programs associated with our department include: Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Food Science Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Science Teaching. Follow the links below and to the left to explore the opportunities we can provide to help you find you successful career in the biological sciences.
Pre-Professional Programs, like Pre-medicine, Pre-dental, Pre-optometry, and etc, should contact the CSET Advising Office for further information.
- Biology (B.S.) Options - This includes general biology, biomedical sciences, cytotechnology, ecology, microbiology, plant science, toxicology, and zoology. Further descriptions of these emphases and a sample 4-year completion plan for each of them is available using the links in the left-hand column.
- Biotechnology - sample 4-year completion plan 1 and sample 4-year completion plan 2
- Medical Laboratory Science - sample 4-year completion plan
- Environmental Sciences
- Food Science Technology - sample 4-year completion plan
- Science Teaching
- Biology Minor
- Admission to Major: Admission to Biology (B.S.) major is granted by the department. The necessary forms for admission to the major are available through the department or the College Advising Office. Admission requirements are 32 earned semester credit hours including BIOL 105 and 106, with a grade of a C or better in both BIOL 105 and 106; and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
- P/N Grading Policy: All courses leading to a major or a minor in biology must be taken for letter grades. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the chairperson of the department.
Minnesota State University Mankato
Department of Biological Sciences
S-242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001