Why Study Biology at Concordia?
Concordia’s biology professors are committed to you and your education. They help lead you through the biology major with an advanced advising program that will help you reach your goals. The faculty members have diverse scientific knowledge and areas of expertise including ecology, genetics, entomology, anatomy, physiology, ornithology and environmental science – just to name a few.
You can also do research with faculty members who will help you put theory into action. You can study flora and fauna in the North Dakota Badlands, the genetics of lupus-prone mice in an on-campus laboratory, elephants in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania or parasitic diseases in Venezuela. There are also special travel opportunities such as May Seminars to Tanzania or the Galapagos Islands.
We offer a comprehensive curriculum, giving you a lecture and laboratory background in general biological principles, a variety of field and lab-based courses to meet and expand your interests and flexibility allowing you in-depth exploration in areas of your choosing. In addition to the strong academic training you receive at Concordia, we also encourage responsible engagement in the world through development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
The Cooperative Education Office can help you find an internship with a local business where you can examine your aptitude and suitability for specific professions while getting academic credit.
One in four students at Concordia choose a biology-related field and dozens participate in the campus chapter of the biology honor society Beta Beta Beta. A biology honors program is also available for high-achieving students during their junior year. If you are interested in a medical field, we have a great premed program and medical school acceptance rate – 88 percent (based on a 10-year average.)