Biology

NSU's biology program emphasizes hands-on activities and critical thinking to bring you to a better understanding of the study of life.

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

You'll work on-on-one with caring, supportive faculty who encourage independent thinking skills that will prepare you to become a leader in your biological field. Most upper-level courses have no more than 25 students. Northern's biology faculty members teach their own labs - they'll get to know you as a person.

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Northern biology students work in science labs with the latest equipment, including a DNA analyzer, confocal microscope, and anaerobic chamber.? And the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center will advance educational and research opportunities for the university and region.

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In NSU's biology program, you're enouraged to explore your interests and dive deeper into your studies with our focus of hands-on research. Here, you can work with professors on research projects, and present your results in publications or in public at Northern's Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum or elsewhere.

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Our program has even been recognized on this national list of universities with the best biology degrees!?

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Careers 

Many biology majors work at for-profit businesses and corporations. Others teach in educational institutions; work for government, nonprofit foundations and research organizations; or operate their own business or consulting service.

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Potential jobs include health technologist and technician, nurse, pharmacist, dietitian, therapist, physician assistant, farmer, forester and salesperson (non-retail).

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Many students pursue careers in allied health (e.g., medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, mortuary science, dentistry, and optometry) and organismal biology professions (e.g., zookeeper, naturalist, and biologist).

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For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact the NSU Career Center.

Internships 

We'll work closely with you and our connections to find internships and field experiences that accord with your scientific interests.

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NSU College of Arts and Sciences Internships

Plans of Study 
Contact Information 

For more information about this degree, contact Jessica Ness, or call 605-626-2272 or?605-626-7900.

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