Biosciences Department
Hagen Hall 407, (218) 477-2572
Brian Wisenden
Faculty: Sara Anderson, Ellen Brisch, Chris Chastain, Andrew Marry, Chris Merkord, Sumali Pandey, Adam Stocker, Donna Bruns Stockrahm, Alison Wallace, Patricia Wisenden

The Biosciences department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and four Bachelor of Science degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Biology: Health and Medical Sciences (HMS) provides students with pre-professional training in a variety of fields in human health. The Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) prepares students for careers in natural resource management, organismal and ecosystem processes and preparation for advanced study in these areas. The Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) prepares students for careers in biological processes that occur at the cellular and molecular levels. The Bachelor of Science in Life Science Education (LSE) prepare students for a career in teaching biology in middle and high school. Biosciences faculty advise students in a number of pre-professional areas such as pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-physical and occupational therapy, pre-physician's assistant, pre-chiropractic, and pre-respiratory care. There is a 3 + 3 articulation agreement between MSUM and Northwestern Health Sciences University for entry into the NWSU Doctor of Chiropractor program.

Students from other majors can minor in general Biology or minor in Biology in one of the areas of concentration represented by the B.S. degrees in HMS, EEB, or CMB. Teaching licensure is available in life sciences (grades 9-12). This licensure meets the requirements for licensure in science (grades 5-8). The sequential nature of the biology curriculum and the necessity to coordinate certain biology courses with required courses in other disciplines makes it important that students consult early and often with a member of the Biosciences faculty.

Transfer students wishing to complete a Biology major must complete at least 6 credits selected from approved 300-400 level courses in the Biosciences Department at MSUM regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted toward the major.