About the Department

Welcome From Dr. Christopher Beachy, The Department Head

The Department of Biological Sciences is composed of44 full-time faculty, approximately 900 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students. The Department is housed on four floors of a facility opened in 2004. The Biology Building contains more than $4 million dollars in teaching and research equipment, including molecular biology laboratories, a roof-top greenhouse, plant and animal collections, a vivarium, and a comprehensive electron microscopy center. The Department also maintains a separate Horticulture Center and actively utilizes the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station located on an island in Pass Manchac between Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain.

The Department offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences and in Horticulture Science. Concentrations within the B.S. in Biological Sciences include:
* Ecology/Environmental/Evolutionary Biology
* Microbiology/Molecular Biology
* Organismal/Integrative Biology
* Science Education

Within these concentrations, we can design pre-professional degree plans for individuals interested in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, and other health-related fields. We also prepare students for entry into competitive graduate programs in Biological Sciences. At Southeastern, our Master of Science (M.S.) in Biological Sciences has both thesis and non-thesis options.

We recognize the complementary roles of teaching and research in educating students. Research is fundamentally important to the growth of the faculty and the teaching vitality of the Department. Thus, opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research are extensive. Our diverse faculty advise and mentor students over a wide range of subjects, and I urge you to examine the faculty web pages to learn their areas of expertise.
We believe you will find the opportunities and training you desire in our Department of Biological Sciences at Southeastern. As a prospective student, we welcome your interest in our programs and urge you to call us with your questions and arrange for a tour of our facilities.

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The New Bilogy Building


Department of Biological Sciences

Room 421
Biology Building
SLU 10736

Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA 70402

Phone: 985 549-3740
Fax: 985 549-3851


How to find us:

The Biology Buildingis locatednear the south-east corner of campus.

Click here for driving directions to the Biology Building andfor a printable campus map.