Department of Biological Sciences

College of Science, Engineering & Technology |Departments

The Department of Biological Sciences introduces students to a broad spectrum of topics related to the study of living things and helps them develop specializations that lead to a wide range of career opportunities.

Biology

Undergraduate | Graduate | College of Science, Engineering, and Technology | Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences offers programs for students preparing for careers in education, laboratory and field research, biotechnology, environmental sciences, medical laboratory sciences, cytotechnology, food science technology and pre-professional programs.

Biotechnology

Undergraduate | College of Science, Engineering, and Technology | Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the application of recent developments in technology to manipulate the genetic and biochemical characteristics of an organism so that the organism or its metabolites can be economically produced for our benefit.

Environmental Science

Undergraduate | Graduate | College of Science, Engineering, and Technology | Environmental Science

Environmental Sciences is an applied science designed to study interactions among biological, chemical and physical components of the environment.

Food Science Technology

Undergraduate | College of Science, Engineering, and Technology | Food Science Technology

Recent outbreaks of food borne disease and concern for safe food products for consumers is driving the market for individuals with a degree in Food Science Technology.

Medical Laboratory Science

Undergraduate | College of Science, Engineering, and Technology | Medical Laboratory Science

The four-year medical laboratory science curriculum leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory science. The first three years are spent at the University. The fourth year is spent at one of the affiliated hospital schools of medical laboratory science.

Science Teaching (K-12)

Undergraduate | College of Science, Engineering, and Technology | Science Teaching (K-12)

The State of Minnesota grants science teacher licensure for grades 5-8 general science, 9-12 Chemistry, 9-12 Earth Science, 9-12 Life Science, and 9-12 Physics.