Montana Tech Biology Professors Amy Kuenzi and Rick Douglass were featured on "Virus Hunters with David Quammen" for their groundbreaking research on hantavirus. See the video here.
Biology student Cody Richardson assists with hantavirus studies as part of his undergraduate research. Faculty mentor: Amy Kuenzi.
Biology students Trace Forkan and Joslyn Riesinger gain valuable hands-on experience in the lab.
Biodiversity research station southwest of Montana Tech. Students work on amphibian populations and seasonal changes in biodiversity. Lead Professor: Dr. Stella Capoccia
Students learn about ecological interactions with Dr. Rick Douglass in Yellowstone National Park. Enclosures show variation in aspen with regard to elk and bison.
Field trips are a common component of many of the biology department’s classes. Here, the Introduction to Ecology class visits Yellowstone National Park.
Biology at Montana Tech
Biology students Shannon Riley and Jessica Young conducting undergraduate research on bacteriophages. Faculty mentor: Marisa Pedulla.
Biology at Montana Tech is a gateway to expansive possibilities in medicine, veterinary medicine, wildlife biology or graduate school.
Montana Tech biology students are directly involved in research activities through independent projects or by assisting faculty in important research projects. Students learn biological sciences in an environment that encourages close student-faculty interaction and take advantage of research and education opportunities provided by Tech’s location near national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife management areas and world class trout streams.
Montana Tech's Biological Sciences program is recognized and accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS). Students may pursue a B.S. in either Cellular & Molecular Biology or a B.S. in Organismal Biology.
The Biological Sciences faculty are actively involved in a wide range of research projects, providing unique opportunities for undergraduate students to participate by conducting independent investigations or by assisting faculty members. Professors Richard Douglass and Amy Kuenzi are nationally respected for their research on deer mice ecology and hantavirus transmission, and Dr. Marisa Pedulla is well known for her phagedigging program that involves middle school, high school, and undergraduate students in scientific inquiry regarding bacteriophages. Learn more about our world-class faculty.