Biology is among Concordia's signature programs, owning a stellar reputation for placing students in prestigious graduate programs and careers.
In addition to classroom interactions, biology students collaborate with faculty on research at an exceptionally high level – designing experiments and serving as co-authors on projects ranging from examining the effect of diabetes on blood vessels to studying elephants in Tanzania. The chance to present at national conferences is among the exciting outcomes of their creative research work.
With a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning, biology students gain real-world experience that gives them distinct advantages when they graduate. Whether you plan a career in research, the health professions or environmental studies, the biology program at Concordia will prepare you to go farther faster.
Do Meaningful Research
Our faculty members share their knowledge as you work side-by-side on research projects. There are many opportunities – from the annual summer research program, the Mayo Clinic Innovation Scholars Program, to assisting with the Kilimanjaro Elephant Research and Conservation Project in Tanzania.
Join in the study of parasitic diseases in Bangladesh, or travel on May Seminars Abroad to Tanzania or see the amazing animals species on the Galapagos Islands.
Get Good Advice
Biology is the gateway program for students who wish to enter the health professions. About 40 percent of Concordia biology graduates go on to medical, dental, veterinary or graduate schools.
If you are headed for a career in the health professions, our Health Professions Advisory Council will give you expert advice on the courses you should take that will help you the most for your chosen career. It’s nice to know you have a great team of people helping you achieve your goals.
Our biology graduates leave the program prepared for whatever career they choose.
Concordia’s biology students are always up to something exciting. Just stop by the department’s conference room and see for yourself. The room’s giant chalkboard lists all of the students accepted to summer research programs, as well as those headed off to graduate and health professions schools. Recent Concordia alumni are attending grad school for cancer research, infectious diseases, neuroscience and plant ecology. Other grads are studying medicine at the University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota, Creighton and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.