The Department of Biology places a strong emphasis on breadth of education while encouraging in-depth preparation for graduate and professional studies. All students are required to complete a core introductory biology sequence of courses (BIO-101, 102, 201, and 202) augmented with courses in chemistry and mathematics. The core course sequence prepares students for advanced studies and also presents the breadth of biological studies. The core courses are taken in sequence. It is required that CHE-107 and CHE-141 be taken prior to BIO-201 and BIO-202. Level II (200-299) courses have a prerequisite of BIO-101 and BIO-102, while Level III (300-399) courses require completion of the four course biology core and 2 courses in chemistry.

Name Title Phone
Margaret Bloch Qazi Associate Professor and Chair 507-933-6287 web
Joel Carlin Associate Professor 507-933-6305 web
Jeff Dahlseid ’90 Associate Professor 507-933-6129 web
Eric Elias Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7329
Michael Ferragamo Associate Professor 507-933-6369
Ngawang Gonsar Instructor 507-933-7047
Jon Grinnell Associate Professor 507-933-7332 web
Colleen Jacks ’79 Professor 507-933-7326
Cindy Johnson Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies 507-933-7043 web
Yuta Kawarasaki Assistant Professor 507-933-6348 web
Brenda Kelly Associate Professor 507-933-7039 web
Pamela Kittelson Professor 507-933-7331 web
Karla Marz ’13 Assistant Professor 507-933-7325
Sanjive Qazi Research Professor 507-933-6319
Katy Vrieze ’04 Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-6349
Maureen Carlson Technical Coordinator 507-933-7334 and 507-933-6239
Adam Ellefson Greenhouse Specialist 507-933-7318
Marilyn Frederick Administrative Assistant 507-933-7333
Mike Anderson ’54 Professor Emeritus
Bob Bellig ’60 Professor Emeritus
Bill Heidcamp Professor Emeritus web