About the Biological Sciences Department

Southeastern’s Department of Biological Sciences oversees undergraduate and graduate
programs in biology and manages the department’s state-of-the-art labs and equipment
for teaching and research.

The Department of Biological Sciences is composed of 40 full-time faculty, approximately
650 undergraduate majors, and 24 graduate students. 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, and a vivarium.
The Department also 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 including the following concentrations:

  • 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

Prospective Students

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.

Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences

Room 421
Biology Building
SLU 10736

Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA 70402

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

[email protected]