MSUM's College of Science, Health and the Environment courses are taught by highly educated faculty with advanced expertise in their fields, who provide innovative theory and application throughout their course delivery. Students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology for creative investigation, advanced research and overall academic excellence. The College is committed to developing and supporting comprehensive majors and programs that are of the highest quality and that meet regional workforce needs.
MSUM's Anthropology & Earth Science courses are taught by distinguished faculty who are highly active in conducting research and are frequently published in scholarly journals. The Anthropology major offers courses in all subfields of anthropology with emphasis in archaeology and cultural anthropology. The Geosciences major provides students with an opportunity to understand the Earth, including processes that have shaped its past and those that will shape its future, and the relationships among place, landscape, climate, culture, economy, and people. Students can choose one of three emphases: Geology, Geoarchaeology, or Geographical Science. Earth Science teaching program is particularly strong in providing in-depth coverage of the wide range of Earth Science subjects needed for Minnesota licensure, including Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy and Planetary Science, Oceanography, and Interaction of People with the Land.
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The Biosciences department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and four Bachelor of Science degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Sciences (HMS) provides students with pre-professional training in a variety of fields in human health. The Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) prepares students for careers in natural resource management, organismal and ecosystem processes and preparation for advanced study in these areas. The Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) prepares students for careers in biological processes that occur at the cellular and molecular levels. The Bachelor of Science in Life Science Education (LSE) prepare students for a career in teaching biology in middle and high school. Biosciences faculty advise students in a number of pre-professional areas such as pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-physical and occupational therapy, pre-physician's assistant, pre-chiropractic, and pre-respiratory care.
MSUM's Chemistry & Biochemistry department average class sizes are small in comparison to similar classes offered at nearby institutions. Freshman and sophomore courses average 30-70 students and upper- level courses average only 5-15 students. University-wide, almost 60 percent of the courses offered on the campus at MSUM have 25 or fewer students enrolled and less than 3 percent have more than 70 students.
Intensive classroom settings that offer hands-on learning and personal attention from experienced, knowledgeable professors, combined with mentorship opportunities from area health care professionals, provide a unique combination of theoretical, practical and highly relevant education. Class sizes range from 15 to 30 students in the upper division courses and offer you direct contact and personal attention from your professors. Comprehensive clinical experiences complement classroom training by exposing you to real-world work environments through a variety of on- and off-campus clinical sites.
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Classes in the MSU Moorhead Physics & Astronomy department have dedicated, highly educated faculty employ a wide variety of instructional techniques, including lectures, lab experiments, field trips, independent research projects and student-faculty collaborative projects for exciting, in-depth learning experiences. Students are required to participate in research and can choose from a variety of research programs in space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and solar system astrophysics, and physics education.
Pre-ChiropracticChiropractors take a natural, preventative approach to healthcare without the use of drugs or surgery. They primarily treat patients with health problems of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
Pre-DentistryDentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. They also administer advice for care and prevention of future dental problems.
Pre-MedicineMedical doctors promote, maintain and restore health through studying, diagnosing and treating illnesses, injuries and other ailments. There are three types of physicians in the United States: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.).
Pre-Occupational TherapyOccupational therapists treat patients of all ages with injuries, illnesses or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Pre-OptometryOptometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye, visual system and associated structures. They can specialize in many areas, including: contact lenses, vision therapy and ocular disease.
Pre-PharmacyPharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer them knowledge in the safe use of these drugs. They also, provide general health advice, conduct wellness screenings and give immunizations.
Pre-Physical TherapyPhysical therapists develop plans for patients who are limited in their ability to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like. They use techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
Pre-Physician AssistantPhysician assistants are medical professionals who work alongside medical doctors. They perform examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, provide patient education and more.
Pre-VeterinarianVeterinarians care for the health of animals. Some specialize in small animals like cats, dogs, birds and fish, while others specialize in large animals like horses, cows, pigs and sheep.
An important quality of MSUM’s psychology program is the science/research orientation built into the curriculum. Students work closely with faculty on research projects in their area of specialty, and the department houses psychology labs of exceptional sophistication for a university its size. Ten labs provide opportunities for students to carry out experiments in many specialty areas, including infant perception in our child development lab or body image perception in our social psychology lab.
MSUM School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership students in each major develop the skills and abilities essential to support careers as leaders in healthcare.