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
  • Recently renovated Orlady and newly constructed McKenna Thielsch Science Center

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.

Biology Factsheet

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

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.

Bruce Jensen, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin
BS, Biology, University of North Dakota

More information about the chair.

Ph.D. in microbiology & immunology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences;
B.S. in biology from the University of Central Arkansas.


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


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


Ph.D in Applied Biosciences (Molecular Biology) from University of Arkansas at Little Rock
M.S in Toxicology from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India


Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

  • University of Jamestown
    Biology Department
    6062 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Bruce Jensen, PhD Professor

    jensen@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5473