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.
Exploring Medical Ethics
Kari Neutzling ’14 completed biomedical ethics research as part of a competitive Mayo Clinic fellowship.
Cobber to the Rescue
A quick thinking Cobber leaped into action after observing a traffic accident during a biology field trip in Tanzania this summer.
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
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.
Elise Erickson ‘08
Physical Therapist at Courage Kenny Rehabilitations Institute
Biology and Psychology Majors
A large part of the education I received at Concordia was outside of the classroom. I had the blessing of involvement in several campus leadership and service opportunities, which helped form my ambitions and allowed me recognize my passion for serving others.
Stephanie Brolsma ‘13
Medical Transcriber for four emergency rooms in Twin Cities metro
Biology Major; Neuroscience and Chemistry Minors
I was continuously challenged by our study of the body’s most complex organ to analyze the world I live in. My classes were interactive and my professors encouraged an environment where I could express my opinions and develop ideas.
Marissa Pewe '14
Read Marissa's Story
Concordia's biology department has always pushed me to think deeper into issues and to use my critical thinking skills. The department also taught me how to be a better observer of animal behavior.