Master of Science in Biology

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Department of Biological Sciences

Southeastern offers thesis and non-thesis graduate programs in Biology. While students in both programs are taught by highly qualified and involved faculty, students in the thesis program have access to stipends and tuition waivers while preparing for doctoral studies or work in a research-related field.

Career Information
Types of Jobs*
  • Biology teacher
  • Botanist
  • Cell biologist
  • Chiropractor
  • College professor
  • Conservation biologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Optometrist
  • Ornithologist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Plant pathologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Taxonomist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist
Types of Employers
  • Industry
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Government

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Department has 44 full-time faculty members, including 18 graduate faculty members

  • Faculty research interests span a wide range of disciplines, including cell and molecular biology, immunology, neurophysiology, microbiology, systematics, evolutionary biology, population and wetland ecology, parasitology, plant and animal physiology, vertebrate anatomy, forensic entomology, herpetology, ichthyology and conservation biology

  • The faculty published more than 96 scholarly papers since the 2010-2011 academic year, as well as published several books and generated nearly $5 million in extramural funds

  • Million-dollar endowed chair devoted to environmental studies

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required (thesis): 30

  • Total semester hours required (non-thesis): 36

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Biology Graduate Student Organizations (BGSO)


Contact Information

Dr. Kyle R. Piller, Graduate Coordinator

kyle.piller@southeastern.edu

985-549-2191

Mailing address: SLU 10736, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Biology Building Room 421

Program website