About Us

Discover Your Successful Future in Biology

Do your career goals include laboratory or field research? Do you plan to attend medical school? Are you interested in dentistry or veterinary medicine? Maybe you are more interested in teaching biology or helping to make our environment a healthier place. Our graduates are competitive for any of those goals and a great many have succeeded in reaching them. In other words, if biology fascinates you and you want to build your future around that fascination, then Minnesota State Mankato is the place for you.

The Department of Biological Sciences supports Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in Biology (8 areas of emphasis)Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Environmental Science, Food Science Technology, and Science Education. Within each of these areas, we strive to prepare our students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and experience to begin a career or to continue with either post-graduate study or professional school.

Our department is located in Trafton Science Center, one of the best science buildings in the state university system. This building contains well-equipped research and teaching laboratories that favor an open, collaborative atmosphere for study and research. Our department is in close proximity to the other science and engineering departments, and therefore, provides great opportunities for collaboration and multidisciplinary study in chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences, physics and engineering.