Career Options

  • Epidemiology
  • Medical Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Food Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Genetics
  • Computational Biology
  • Microbiology

Biology Faculty: Research-driven. Student-oriented. 

Full Biology Spectrum – Take biology-specific courses in MSU-Northern's bachelor's degree program, including microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and molecular biology and genetics, each of which is useful in different career paths such as wildlife management or healthcare.

Mathematics and Other Sciences – Develop a complete understanding of biology by also studying chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Research – Learn and practice research methodology to develop research skills in the MSU-N biology program that are critical in many biology careers.

Career Outlook for Biology

With advances in medical practice and technology, biology careers are expected to grow considerably in the next 10-20 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics separates biology occupations into a number of specific careers, but the majority are expected to grow at average or above-average rates, with a few particular disciplines booming. Those include: epidemiology, medical science, biochemistry, and biophysics. Graduates of MSU-Northern's biology program are employed in private, public, federal, and industrial sectors. A biology degree also paves the way for students wishing to pursue graduate work or advanced study in medical or pharmacy school.