• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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This background is designed to provide you with a comprehensive undergraduate experience that will prepare you to enter graduate school or professional areas of the health sciences, wildlife biology, and more.

The Montana State University-Northern, Biology program offers a comprehensive undergraduate experience that will prepare you for graduate school or a career in the health sciences.

  • Earn a bachelor's in biology degree or biology minor (with teaching or non-teaching option) for a thorough education that includes laboratory and classroom coursework.
  • Gain hands-on research experience with the biology program's expert faculty.
  • Choose from a wide array of specialized classes in the biology degree that include topics in anatomy, botany, ornithology and freshwater ecology.

Bachelor's in Biology: Advanced Scientific Practice.

  • Learn the fundamentals of biological sciences and the research skills to continue in graduate studies.
  • Work with cutting-edge technology and cover advanced scientific theory with MSU-N's bachelor's in biology.
  • Explore various areas of science in addition to a wide range of in-depth biology courses to develop a foundation for a healthcare or science career.

Biology Faculty: Research-driven. Student-oriented.

  • Full Biology Spectrum – Take biology-specific courses in MSU-Northern's bachelor's degree program, including microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and molecular biology and genetics, each of which is useful in different career paths such as wildlife management or healthcare.
  • Mathematics and Other Sciences – Develop a complete understanding of biology by also studying chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
  • Research – Learn and practice research methodology to develop research skills in the MSU-N biology program that are critical in many biology careers.


Graduates of MSU-Northern's biology program are employed in private, public, federal, and industrial sectors. A biology degree also paves the way for students wishing to pursue graduate work or advanced study in medical or pharmacy school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Living Systems
  • Pprinciples of Living Systems Lab
  • General Botany
  • General Botany Laboratory
  • Zoology
  • Zoology Laboratory
  • College Chemistry 
  • College Chemistry Lab
  • Required Programs Courses
  • General Ecology
  • General Ecology Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Evolution
  • Undergraduate Research I
  • Intro to Public Speaking (CAT I)
  • Introduction of Statistics (CAT II)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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