• Biological Sciences

    Our hands-on, personalized learning provides students with a broad and excellent foundation for a range of careers in science-related fields. You’ll benefit from our small class sizes in courses taught by instructors committed to your success.



 

Biological Sciences

M State's Associate in Science degree in Biological Sciences is designed for students interested various fields of biological science, including cell biology, bioengineering, environmental science, fish and wildlife management, forestry, genetics and microbiology. The program is offered on our Fergus Falls and Moorhead campuses.

Our small class sizes mean one-on-on attention from instructors, the opportunity for exciting classroom discussions and small group activities that will engage you in learning. All labs are taught by M State instructors.

The 60-credit degree provides M State students with the first two years of general education, transferable to a bachelor's degree. It also is excellent preparation for students interested in a pre-professional transfer program for a medical profession.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Use the scientific method to formulate and testhypotheses through experimental design
  • Explain and apply the basic principles of natural and physical sciences
  • Relate principles of biology, chemistry and physics to environmental systems
  • Evaluate the connections between human, social, ethical and political issues and the natural environment
  • Evaluate laboratory protocols, field methods, and data collection and analysis techniques

 

Why M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Hands-on instruction
  • Small class sizes with personalized instruction
  • Multiple scholarships available
  • Spartan Centers which offer tutoring and transfer assistance
  • Internships which provide real-world experience
 

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Biological Sciences Associate in Science (AS)
Locations: Fergus Falls, Moorhead

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Articulation

M State's Biological Sciences program has articulation agreements with Bemidji State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates from M State's Biological Sciences AS program can transfer seamlessly into BSU's bachelor degree programs in Biology and MSUM's bachelor degree programs in Biology and Biology: Emphasis in Ecology and Evolutionay Biology.

Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities/colleges per the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university/college they will be attending.

 

Meet the faculty

Marc Anderson
Biology Instructor
Moorhead
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Shawn Bjerke
Gen Ed - Biology A&P Instructor
Moorhead
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Matthew Borcherding
Biology Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Jessica Daniels
Biology Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Erin Johnson
Biology Instructor
Moorhead
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Camelia Lamey
Instructor
Moorhead
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Emily Lutgen
Biology Instructor
Moorhead
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Shana Petermann
Instructor
Moorhead
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Learn more

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Last modified: July 13th, 2015 at 02:48pm