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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department Biological Sciences
College Science, Engineering & Technology
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description 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.
Admission Requirements Admission to the major is required for enrollment in junior and senior level courses. Application forms are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Admission requirements are 32 earned semester credit hours including BIOL 105 and 106, with a grade of a "C" or better in both BIOL 105 and 106; and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
Other Requirements All courses leading to a major or a minor in biology must be taken for letter grades. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the chairperson of the department.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Biological Sciences
242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2786
Fax: 507-389-2788
Email: Department Chair
College Advising All biology majors are assigned to an academic advisor, based on their primary area of emphasis.  Advising is required prior to each registration. Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
Trafton C-125

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