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Department of Biological Sciences

Engaging students in the study of life

The Department of Biological Sciences provides students with a wide choice of experiences and opportunities in the life sciences — from medicine, to the environment, to basic and applied research in botany, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine biology, microbiology, and molecular biology.


Biology, the study of life, is composed of many disciplines unified by the fact that all living things—plants, animals, and microorganisms—follow the same fundamental laws of heredity, reproduction, growth, development, self-maintenance, interaction, and response. Find out more about our programs »


A central focus of the Department of Biological Sciences is to engage students in the study of life through active learning in the classroom and through collaborative research in the laboratory and field. Perhaps the most necessary skills of a biologist are an inquisitive outlook and enthusiastic curiosity. Find out more about our research »

Faculty Success

Drs. Rosalie Anderson and Phil Bucolo participated in Power Ties with New Orleans area public school students.

Drs. Rosalie Anderson and Phil Bucolo participated in Power Ties which is a career awareness program that connects professional from various career backgrounds with 8th grade students at area New Orleans public schools to talk about career readiness and business etiquette. The project is overseen by the Young Leadership Council (YLC). Drs. Anderson and Bucolo hosted Samuel J. Green Charter School on March 2nd and Langston Hughes Academy on April 6th from 9:00 a.m.

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Student Success

Late Nights at Loyola was awarded Outstanding Student Program 2017-18.

Late Nights at Loyola was awarded Outstanding Student Program 2017-18.  This award is given in recognition of outstanding student leadership in the successful implementation of one time or repeated campus programming that promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans.

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2018 URS Photo Gallery

Students from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Math and Chemistry presented at the 28th Undergraduate Research Symposium. Everyone had a great time socializing at the crawfish boil! GO


BioBash 2018 was a big success! Hosted by TriBeta and the Department of Biological Sciences, students, faculty and staff gathered for an evening of delicious food, socializing and games.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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