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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified
  • Emphases:
  • Zoology, Credits: 50
  • Ecology, Credits: 67
  • Toxicology, Credits: 67
  • Biology: Cytotechnology, Credits: 39
  • Plant Science, Credits: 24
  • Biomedical Sciences, Credits: 70
  • Microbiology, Credits: 30

About this Program

The Biology major offers a core program intended to develop a common background in biology and additional upper level courses designed to provide specialized options. Students typically take a broad based general biology major or an emphasis in one of the following 8 areas: general biology, cytotechnology, ecology, human biology, microbiology, physiology, plant science, toxicology, or zoology. The Department of Biological Sciences also supports Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in Biotechnology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology, Environmental Science, Food Science Technology, and Science Education.
Biology majors are appropriate options for students planning to pursue medical school, physical therapy, veterinary school, or other science-based professional programs.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Biological Technicians

  • Median wage: $23.62/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Biological Science Teachers

  • Median wage: $66,441/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: admissions@mnsu.edu