Explore the science of living things through well-rounded coursework and hands-on research.
A degree in Biology from UND gives you the foundational knowledge and skills to thrive in any career. Our flexible options allow you to customize your major in anything from wildlife to pre-health.
- Program type:
- On Campus
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major), 20 (minor)
Why major in biology?
Biology Degree at UND
Build strong research and communication skills by participating in interactive classes and research projects.
Engage in independent studies under direct faculty supervision.
Work in state-of-the-art facilities including three greenhouses, animal rooms for terrestrial and aquatic organisms, tissue culture facilities, a biology core molecular facility and four field stations.
Participate in internships or experiential learning supported by local and national programs. Students have interned at the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) and the National Institutes of Health Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NIH-SURF).
You'll have the opportunity to tailor your coursework to your primary areas of research. Many students study conservation biology, grassland ecology, or animals and their parasites.
What can you do with a biology degree?
Biology Major Courses You Could Take
Leading in the Field
UND researchers are studying the burning of grasslands and the long-term benefits to biodiversity.