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BiologyThe field of biology involves many important issues of our society such as ecology, population, health care, and food technology. Fields such as medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, and pest control all depend on biologists for basic scientific knowledge. Employment in the life sciences is expected to increase rapidly during the next decade.  

The biology program at CSM will help you explore and expand your interest in the living world and endless curiosity about life - while opening doors into the areas of research, technology, field work, and other science-related topics. 

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Program Highlights 

Math & Science Building  

  • Multi-million dollar renovation in 2008. New features include a greenhouse, plant lab, environmental chamber, and an anaerobic chamber.

  • Over $100,000 of new science instrumentation - including microscopes, fume hoods, wash stations, and other technology

  • The new cadaver lab opened in spring 2011 - making CSM one of the few non-medical schools in the region to have this feature. The lab is used for observation in anatomy & physiology classes, and an advanced gross anatomy class has been added for those students interested in pursuing medical degrees.

Marie Curie Scholars Program 

  • Prestigious program for academically-talented young women who major in science or math at CSM

  • Four-year scholarships with up to $18,000 in aid - including room/board

  • Access to tutors, research projects, seminar speakers and much more

Student Achievements

Students accepted into diverse professional/graduate programs  

  • Physical Therapy

  • Medical School

  • Forensic Science

National conference student presentations 

  • American Association of Forensic Science

  • Nebraska Academy of Science

Co-Curricular Activities

Active Student Organizations 

  • Green Team - Organizes campus projects to protect/improve the environment

  • Forensic Science Club - Actively supports the forensic science minor

  • Math and Science Clubs - Helps students explore careers in math/science and topics related to both fields

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