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 »
As Halloween approaches, Dr.s Aimee Thomas and Bob Thomas appear on Fox 8 News Program on October 29, 2019 sharing information about spiders and snakes. Click here to watch the news segment.
Four students, mentored by Dr. Aimee Thomas, present at the 2019 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development conference in Chicago.
Congratulations to Loyola University New Orleans Environmental Science and Biology