Online Master of Science in Biomimicry

The online Master of Science in Biomimicry at ASU is a first of its kind program focusing on an emerging discipline that seeks to apply life’s strategies to human design. Offered in collaboration with Biomimicry 3.8 through The Biomimicry Center at ASU, the MS also complements the Certified Biomimicry Professional program offered by Biomimicry 3.8. 

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 17

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

Through this degree program, you will learn the methodology and practice of the discipline and how to facilitate its application across a wide-variety of applications. This program is ideal if you are interested in innovative, transdisciplinary learning and the opportunity to work with students from around the globe to advance the field and develop sustainable, real-world applications. You will also apply the fundamentals of your training during a series of practicums, including a self-designed “Biomimicry Virtual Design Lab.”

The biomimicry MS addresses the strong demand for the incorporation of biomimicry practices in different professions and industries including sustainability, design, life science, engineering and business. Because of the practical application emphasis of the program, you will benefit the most from your training with at least a 3-5 years of experience after your undergraduate degree. Others who have studied biomimicry have applied their knowledge globally in areas like sustainability, transportation, product design, architecture, economics, and nonprofit ventures.

Featured courses

For electives or research, students should see the academic unit for the approved course list.


Required core

BMY 501 Essentials of Biomimicry (1)


Required core

BMY 502 Life's Principles (4)


Required core

BMY 503 Biology Taught Functionally (4)


Required core

BMY 504 Biomimicry Thinking (4)


Electives or research

Biomimicry and Design (BMY 511) (3)


Electives or research

Biomimicry and Engineering (BMY 512) (3)


Electives or research

Human-Nature Connection (BMY 517) (2)


Electives or research

Topic: iSites Biomimetic Nature Journaling (BMY 598) (1)


Related careers

There is rapidly growing demand for biomimicry practitioners in industry. Graduates of the MS program will be able to:

Lead in-house implementation of biomimicry

Initiate or transform a biomimicry consulting practice

Incorporate biomimicry into education

Develop innovative and sustainable solutions

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

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interdisciplinary schools and departments.

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undergraduate degrees.

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