Biology

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

You can prepare for a broad range of careers or continue on to graduate work through Morningside University's regionally recognized biology major. As a small private college with an outstanding academic reputation, we offer you the ability to customize your program with independent research and experiential learning to create a unique, personalized program of study.

Degrees

Biology (B.A.)

Major

Biology (B.S.)

Major

Biology

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • People who enjoy problem-solving and are adaptive and analytical.
  • Those who possess a high aptitude for math and science.
  • Individuals interested in identifying solutions through research, streamlining processes, or creating efficiencies.
  • Anyone interested in a career or further education in a life sciences field.
  • Anyone interested in the health sciences.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internships

You will have the opportunity to attain specialized skills while gaining experience in your potential career through an internship or summer research internship. Focus on a particular area of interest while working closely with faculty or site supervisors.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Active Learning

Experience the sense of discovery as you conduct original research with our faculty in their areas of expertise. By conducting original research, students will have their chance to make their marks in areas such as microbiology, cell biology, ecology, and much more!

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

An introduction to the study of organismal structure, function, and classification, with selected (evolution, ecology) conceptual topics.

REQUIRED

A course dealing with the inter-relationships between organisms and their environment, the functioning of ecosystems, and adaptations that enable organisms to survive in specific environments.

ELECTIVE

The study of the structures of the human body from the cellular level to organ systems, with primary emphasis on names and positions of body structures.

REQUIRED

A seminar discussion of current topics in biology and chemistry with emphasis on student oral and written presentations of library research projects. Students will utilize knowledge gained in science research courses to inform opinions and apply ethical principles.

MEET THE FACULTY

Aaron Bunker

Aaron Bunker

Professor

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Chad Leugers

Chad Leugers

Associate Professor

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Anni Moore

Associate Professor

I love teaching at Morningside because I get to work with amazing students, teach them about the great world of microbiology, guide many of them through research projects, and see them graduate and go on to do good things in the world. As an educator, I cannot think of anything more rewarding!

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Timothy Sesterhenn

Timothy Sesterhenn

Associate Professor

My students are why I do this. I love getting to know them, watching them grow, and seeing them succeed in life after Morningside.

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Kurt Spearing

Kurt Spearing

Associate Professor

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James Stroh

James Stroh

Professor

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

Biology graduates have gone on to work with businesses in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and around the world. You may also choose to continue your education in graduate school. Past students have continued their studies in chemistry, molecular biology, or health professions such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine.

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