Department of Biological Sciences

Biology is a dynamic science. The knowledge is enormous and expanding at an exponential rate. Our students learn how to assimilate this content and play their own part in new knowledge discovery. We have remarkable faculty and excellent resources available to support innovative individuals. Our students are curious, energetic and thoroughly engaged in the life of Southeastern Biology and the surrounding community.
The Department of Biological Sciences has 40 full-time faculty, approximately 650 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate students. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, our graduate program is highly rated nationally for student satisfaction.

Department Highlights

Participation in a research lab is one of our best teaching tools. For any student that wants it, our experience can be highly immersive. Many of our faculty maintain active research labs and students can participate in research programs.

The SLU Wetlands Restoration Lab designs and implements restoration experiments, both in SITU and greenhouse, and executes the appropriate restoration procedures.

Several of our resources facilitate the Southeastern Louisiana University Microbiology Testing Laboratory, the Southeastern Louisiana University Vertebrate Museum, and more.

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Folorunsho Kukoyi working with microscope.

Into Boundless Curiosity

With a life-long interest in understanding the human body, integrative biology major Folorunsho Kykoyi moved from Nigeria to Hammond in pursuit of her dream of one day becoming a doctor.

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Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
Biology Building, Room 421

SLU Box 10736
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-3740


Department Head
Justin Anderson, Ph.D.