Molecular & Integrative Biology (B.S.)
Solve complex problems by studying different levels of biology and how they interact.
Biology is complex. Bring together many different perspective of biology and learn how those levels are integrated. The Molecular & Integrative Biology program allows you to specialize in one of two tracks so you can pursue what you're passionate about.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Molecular & Integrative Biology at UND?
In the past, students focused on one very specific subset of biology, whether that was molecular biology, physiology of organisms or ecology. But the Molecular & Integrative Biology program at UND emphasizes the knowledge of many different biological organizations. Learn at the gene/molecular/cellular level, all the way up to the development and physiology of individual organisms, along with how they adapt to local environments. This training model has shown to have greater potential to contribute to educational success, medical advances, technological innovation and commercialization or knowledge.
Internship or research experiences are required parts of curriculum.
Engage in internships under direct faculty supervision, early in your college career.
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 three field stations.
Participate in internships or experiential learning supported by local and national programs such as the McNair and US Masters programs, the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) and the National Institutes of Health Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NIH-SURF).
UND Molecular & Integrative Biology graduates have built rewarding careers in a wide range of industries, including:
- Conservation biology/ecology
- Education (secondary and higher education)
- Health sciences
- Medical laboratory research
- Scientific research
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