Biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris
A University of Minnesota, Morris biology major is carefully designed to provide students with biological knowledge and to develop their scientific skills. Our students learn to conduct and interpret scientific research and to successfully communicate scientific information.
The major includes a rigorous, balanced core curriculum and a diverse array of elective coursework, both of which include active lab and field experiences.
Personalized interaction with faculty
Interaction with faculty and overall academic experience make Morris students the most satisfied graduates in the University of Minnesota system. Here are some reasons why:
- Faculty, not teaching assistants, teach all Morris classes, which means you will be taught by experts in their field …
- The University of Minnesota, Morris is home to the highest percentage of Horace T. Morse Award recipients in the University of Minnesota system.
- Morris classes are intentionally small, which allows the faculty to know you by name.
- Morris faculty provide graduates with professional connections after graduation.
Research is at the core of the Morris biology program. More than 50 percent of Morris biology majors conduct independent research at Morris and across the country. Opportunities include:
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grants;
- Morris Academic Partners (MAP) faculty/student collaboration grants;
- Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program (MMP) grants;
The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides great opportunities for presenting research.
Local research opportunities extend beyond Morris and include Internships with the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center or the United States Department of Agriculture North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Morris Wetland Management District.
Morris biology majors enjoy great success in professions including medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, education, nutrition, and natural resource management. Learn more »