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Students Working with Fish in a Lab
"There are so many opportunities here and I hope students take advantage of that." - Trevor Keyler, Grad Student

Student Success

Swenson College Biology major L.J. Rogers (photographed on the left) and graduate student Trevor Keyler (on the right) are great examples of student success.

Both have won awards from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society for their research on freshwater fish and both love the opportunities they've been given here.

"When I came on a campus tour at UMD, I remember seeing the people working in the labs and thinking about how I'd like to be doing that, and now I'm here," says L.J. "You just need to talk to professors and learn about what they're doing and you can be a part of it, too."

You can read more about these students and their research. They're just one example of the many great things Bulldogs can accomplish.

  • Swenson College of Science and Engineering educates undergraduate and graduate students in the natural sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, technology, and interdisciplinary work branching into these fields.

  • We provide students with a rigorous curriculum and innovative opportunities to collaborate with faculty in theoretical and applied research.

  • Our students participate in study abroad programs service activities, internships and research related to our disciplines adding to the breadth of their experience.

Choosing Swenson College means you will have the opportunity to:

  • Major in one of 23 programs within the natural sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering or technology, that can cross over and branch out into many other fields
  • Enhance your major with one of our 16 minors
  • Prepare for professional schools like dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, medicine, or veterinary by completing pre-requisite courses
  • Apply what you already know and will learn by working with our faculty through paid undergraduate research in your field of study

We help each student build a foundation for a career by teaching the substance and methods of an academic discipline, encouraging full participation in the liberal education opportunities of our campus, fostering meaningful scholarly research and serving the well-being of our community, state and region.