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Biology

Department of Biology
Sattgast Hall 218-755-2920


Faculty

Dr. Elizabeth Rave (Chair; erave@bemidjistate.edu), Dr. Donald Cloutman, Dr. Mark Fulton, Dr. Debbie Guelda, Dr. Michael Hamann, Dr. Richard Koch, Dr. Kerry Openshaw


Areas of Study


Biology is the science of life. Biologists study all living things and their interactions with their environments. The study of human biology helps us to understand ourselves, and the study of other life forms helps us to understand them and the world we share. Because the field of biology extends to so many areas--from viruses to blue whales--it offers diverse opportunities for personal and professional study and growth.

Communication Proficiency: Biology courses numbered 3000 and above will require each student to complete either a written or an oral project as specified by the instructor.


Preparation

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation

Recommended High School Courses
Algebra
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Precalculus
Trigonometry

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their biology advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Agricultural Sales
Allied Health Professions
Aquatic Biology
Biotechnology
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Consultant
Education
Field Biology
Fisheries Biology
Food Sciences
Government Service
Industry
Invertebrate Zoology
Laboratory Biology
Medical Professions
Microbiology
Natural History
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Products Sales
Research
Science and Technical Writing
Wetlands Science
Wildlife Sciences
Also: Graduate Study

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.


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