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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.


Join our faculty

We are currently seeking highly qualified applicants to join our Biological Sciences team. Please contact the Department Chair Dr. Frank Jordan


Biology consists 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 academic programs here


A central focus of the Department of Biological Sciences is engaging 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 faculty research programs here

Each semester we invite speakers from other institutions to share their recent research findings. Find out about this semester's research seminar series here.

Faculty Success

Okaloosa Darter proposed for removal from Endangered Species List

Dr. Frank Jordan, Biological Sciences Chair, shares how he and Loyola students helped to save a tiny Florida fish from extinction. To read the article and listen on NPR, click here


To find out more about Frank Jordan's research, click here

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Student Success

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ENVA Students Present

ENVA students present at the Annual Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers in Atlanta, GA.

Health Professions Seminars

Mark your calendar and join us this fall by attending the Health Professions Seminar Series which starts October 7th, 2021. See the all of the dates and information here.