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.

Other Concentrations




Required Semester Hours Thesis: 30, Non-Thesis: 36

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


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Biology teacher
  • Botanist
  • Cell biologist
  • Chiropractor
  • College professor
  • Conservation biologist
  • Dentist
  • Doctoral Program
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Lab Technician
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Optometrist
  • Ornithologist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Plant pathologist
  • Podiatrist
  • State and Federal Biologist
  • Taxonomist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Types of Employers

  • Industry
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Government

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



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Student Orgs & Activities

Biology Graduate Student Organizations (BGSO)