About the Discipline
Biology is a broad discipline that examines life at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and environmental levels. When you take Biology courses at Century, you will work with biologists from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, who will help you acquire foundational knowledge in a variety of subjects, such as cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, field biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, organismal biology, forensic biology. In addition, you will develop a better understanding of current topics in the news, such as climate change, medical breakthroughs, and endangered species that will empower you to explore these issues and challenges facing our world today.
Potential Transfer Bachelor's Degree Majors/Minors
Natural Resources Management
Fisheries and Wildlife
Foods and Nutrition
Why choose biology classes at Century?
Century biology students have access to several extraordinary on and off-campus undergraduate research opportunities, including course-integrated projects, independent literature based research, and paid summer internships with reserved positions for Century students. In the past these programs have included:
- Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) is an exciting undergraduate program sponsored by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science.
- Small World Initiative was formulated at Yale University to engage students to use hands-on field and laboratory research on soil samples in the hunt for new antibiotics.
- Course-integrated undergraduate research in partnership with Hamline University and sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to detect antibiotic resistance genes in environmental samples.
- Paid Summer Research Internship at Hamline University have reserved positions for Century students to gain undergraduate research experience.
- MnDRIVE program.
- Century biology students also have access to unique service learning opportunities. Each year, Joy Cedarleaf works with the Maplewood Nature Center to offer a very hands-on opportunity for her Ecology and Field biology students. They are involved in a variety of projects including planting rain gardens, removing buckthorn, and various projects on the trails at the Nature Center and other parks in Maplewood.