Biological Sciences

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov

Biological Sciences—MS, PhD

Fast Facts

  • The Department of Biological Sciences is located in the $44-million Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building.
  • The Dow building features a flowthrough lake-water system for aquatic and limnology studies as well as a research greenhouse.
  • Students conducting aquatic field research gain experience on the thirty-six-foot Research Vessel Agassiz and on other small vessels.
  • Our student-faculty ratio is 3:1.

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Graduate Programs in Biological Sciences

Michigan Tech offers both Master of Science and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences, as well as an option in clinical laboratory management for those pursuing the MS degree. Research focuses on two areas: biochemistry and molecular biology, including bioinformatics and exercise science; and ecology and environmental biology, including evolutionary studies, invasive species, and fish biology. Medical technologists may pursue a master’s degree in biological sciences with an option in clinical laboratory management. The clinical lab management option within the MS program balances science and business.

Graduate students perform chemical analysis by GC-mass spectroscopy, HPLCs, various chromatographies, and DNA sequencing, plus other technologies that support nanotech research. A variety of instrumentation and techniques support the physiological monitoring of human and environmental processes.

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