Bemidji State Biology — Brooklyn Park Locale

The Biology Baccalaureate Partnership (BBP) is your ticket to a bachelor’s degree in biology without relocating to Bemidji. We are proud to offer this convenient, blended degree-completion program in biology at North Hennepin Community College.

BBP GRADuAte Teo K. says:

“The BBP program has been a blessing to me…The big draw for me is this: high-quality education from a four-year professor at a college in my area. I didn’t have to relocate or live on campus. The people are great and the atmosphere promotes learning. I highly recommend it to students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Biology!”

Contact the Program Advisor
Dr. Andrew Arsham
BSU Assistant Professor of Biology
North Hennepin Community College
Office: BHCC 240
BSU Biology student Marcus Kelly, internship winner! Click for the story.

This program is right for you if:

  • You are currently planning your two-year degree in the twin cities area, and want to transition into a four-year biology program without relocating.
  • You want to transfer your previous college credit into a four-year biology BS or BA degree program, and you prefer on-campus courses in the Minneapolis area.
  • You want to pursue entry-level professional positions in the biological sciences or apply to a graduate school program in biological or medical sciences.


Program Highlights


This off-site program works well for North Hennepin Community College (or other metro-area school) Biology AS students, but others are encouraged to apply. Be sure to apply to BSU at least one semester prior to taking BSU courses. You may be enrolled at both NHCC and BSU simultaneously. Being admitted to BSU is required for taking upper level courses, and for graduating with the Bachelor of Science degree.

Program advisor

Dr. Andrew Arsham
BSU Assistant Professor of Biology
NHCC office BHCC 240

Biology (BS or BA) major requirements

68 credits — view catalog for requirements.

Delivery options

Predominantly on-campus at NHCC with some online classes.