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If you enjoy studying living organisms and investigating the foundations of life, a biology degree from University of Jamestown will equip you for further study in graduate school or for a variety of rewarding careers. We invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

University of Jamestown Biology Distinctions

University of Jamestown offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As a biology major at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • courses and labs taught by faculty, not graduate students
  • opportunities to engage in research
  • a student community which creates an atmosphere of learning and mutual success
  • upper-level students who assist and encourage newer students as they develop skills and perspectives
  • broad, substantial training in biological concepts and practices
  • advisers who keep abreast of new developments in employment and research in the biology field to provide the best personal assistance possible
  • a liberal arts tradition which provides an important perspective for a strong science background

Proven success

Each class of University of Jamestown biology majors has placed between the 71st and 99th percentile of all colleges in the nation taking a national standardized biology exam. Our graduates have successfully continued their education at graduate schools and professional schools.

View the 2014 Fact Sheet here.

Specific coursework is outlined in the PDF document found below:

Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR Jensen-Bruce
Bruce Jensen, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin; BS, Biology, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Introduction to Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Biology

Email:jensen@uj.edu
Ault-Cindy Cindy Ault, MSAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Microbiology, Medical Terminology, Human Parasitology, Immunology, and Chemistry for Health Science

Email:cault@uj.edu
thorlakson, mika Mika Thorlakson, DCAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Email:mthorlak@uj.edu
UofJ Seal Kathleen Schnaars Uvino, Ph.DAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Ph.D in Biology: City University of New York; M. Phil. in Biology: CUNY; M.A in Biology: Queens College; M.S in Computer Science: Pace University; A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology: SUNY - Delhi
Teaches: Introduction to Biology and Environmental Science

Solensky-Michelle Michelle Solensky, PhDAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Teaches: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology, and Animal Behavior

Email:msolensk@uj.edu
Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    Biology Department
    6062 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405