Department of Biology
Explore the science of living things.
The 21st century will be the age of biology, extending a century-long revolution in the biological sciences, with the future quality of human existence being strongly dependent on future advances in the life sciences. Key historic developments in agriculture, medicine, and technology have reduced human mortality rates, causing a human population explosion. This, in turn, has driven accelerating demands for basic and applied biological knowledge, particularly in cellular-molecular-and-developmental-biology with implications for medicine, agriculture, genetic engineering, and forensic science; and in evolution-and-ecology with implications for the conservation of natural resources and restoration of ecosystems severely disturbed by human activities.
Demand for undergraduate programs in biology has been increasing and will continue to do so because of a vital need for graduates with focus and training in the biological sciences, particularly in the core areas related to medicine, cellular-molecular-and-developmental-biology, and evolution-and-ecology.
The Biology department at UND aims to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on developing essential skills that lead to both personal and professional success. You'll work with classmates and faculty both inside the classroom and through research experiences to refine your skills in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning and both written and oral communication.
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- Biology Minor
- Biology (B.S.)
- Molecular & Integrative Biology (B.S.)
- Biology - Professional Health Emphasis (B.S.)
- Fisheries & Wildlife Biology (B.S.)