Mayville State University offers online science classes with actual labs (not virtual) in Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, General Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Natural Science, and Physical Science.

Students may enroll in only the three-semester credit lecture course, or in the four-semester credit lecture and lab courses. Mayville State University's online science lab classes are NOT SELF-PACED; however, they are asynchronous and do not require specific class meeting times. You will complete your coursework to meet the scheduled deadlines, likely weekly. Course lectures, notes, and other materials and assignments will be in Blackboard, Mayville State University's Learning Management System. You may use additional homework software for your classes, and you will be required to purchase or lease a lab kit from the Mayville State University Bookstore to complete the lab requirements of your course.

You may enroll with Mayville State University as a non-degree seeking student in order to take the online science classes.


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $337.25 (2023-2024) per credit for tuition and fees, regardless of a student's state of residency. (Tuition is subject to change without notice.) Books, lab kits, and materials are additional. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.


Mayville State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Mayville State University is part of the North Dakota University System, and MSU is one of North Dakota's original colleges since its establishment was provided in the state constitution of 1889. For more than a century, Mayville State has been training teachers while maintaining the highest standards.


This handout provides complete information on applying and enrolling as a non-degree seeking student. 

To apply as a non-degree seeking student with Mayville State University, complete the application for admission. A one-time $35 application fee is required to complete your registration. If you are enrolling as a non-degree seeking student, you do not need to submit transcripts from schools previously attended. Please review the course descriptions and syllabi listed above to ensure you have the pre-requisite knowledge needed for these courses. 

Non-degree students do not intend to earn a degree from MSU, but would like to enroll in a course or courses for transfer, personal enrichment, or additional certification or professional knowledge. Non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid programs but may be eligible for private or alternative loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Please contact Emily Rice in the Office of Admissions, with any questions on enrolling as a non-degree seeking student at 701-788-4763.


Office of Admissions
Phone: 701-788-4763

Dr. Khwaja Hossain

Professor of Biology, INBRE Researcher
Phone: 701-788-4728