University of North Dakota

College of Arts and Science

Biology

Address:

University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States

Phone:

1-800-225-5863

Fax:

1-701-777-3016

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S., Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Biology Graduate Program is to prepare our students well for careers in teaching and/or research in academics, government or industry. We strive for excellence in graduate education, mentorship and research across the breadth of biology, while focusing on strengths in vital sub-disciplines. We provide enriched, forward-looking graduate experiences in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We strive to prepare students for the increasingly important integration of biological knowledge across levels of organization from molecules to the environment. Goal 1: MS Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the major concepts of modern biology across all levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems, including the conceptual relationship among these levels of organization, and a deeper understanding of at least one sub-discipline of biology. Goal 2. As students progress through the MS program at the University of North Dakota, they will exhibit an increasing ability to independently engage in the scientific process to both create and disseminate new knowledge. This will include the ability to: •Clearly and concisely propose a research project that incorporates the most recent body of knowledge in the discipline, critically analyzes accepted and emerging ideas in the discipline, and poses clear objectives and testable hypotheses along with appropriate methods and techniques for testing those hypotheses. •Demonstrate mastery of the technical skills necessary for making observations, gathering and analyzing data, and testing hypotheses in the particular sub-discipline. •Synthesize information and communicate the results of their research clearly and effectively in oral, written and visual form, including publication in peer-reviewed outlets and presentation at professional meetings. Goal 3. Students will develop and display an understanding of professional ethics in the conduct of research, teaching,and service as scientists. The mission of the Biology Graduate Program is to prepare our students well for careers in teaching and/or research in academics, government or industry. We strive for excellence in graduate education, mentorship and research across the breadth of biology, while focusing on strengths in vital sub-disciplines. We provide enriched, forward-looking graduate experiences in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We strive to prepare students for the increasingly important integration of biological knowledge across levels of organization from molecules to the environment. Goal 1. Ph.D. students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the major concepts of modern biology across all levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems, including the conceptual relationship among these levels of organization, and exhibit substantial depth of knowledge and ability to evaluate and communicate relevant theories, controversies, and unanswered questions in at least one sub-discipline of biology. Goal 2. As students progress through the PhD program at the University of North Dakota, they will exhibit an increasing ability to independently engage in the scientific process to both create and disseminate new knowledge. This will include the ability to: •Clearly and concisely propose a research project that incorporates the most recent body of knowledge in the discipline, critically analyzes accepted and emerging ideas in the discipline, and poses clear objectives and testable hypotheses along with appropriate methods and techniques for testing those hypotheses. •Demonstrate mastery of the technical skills necessary for making observations, gathering and analyzing data, and testing hypotheses in the particular sub-discipline. •Synthesize information and communicate the results of their research clearly and effectively in oral, written and visual form, including publication in peer-reviewed outlets and presentation at professional meetings. Goal 3. Students will develop and display an understanding of professional ethics in the conduct of research, teaching,and service as scientists.

Accreditation:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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