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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.

Academics

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 »

Research

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

Professor Paul Barnes of the Environment Program received a Faculty Excellence Award.

At this year's 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation Dr. Paul Barnes received the Excellence in Research Award - which is presented to faculty who have demonstrated consistent superiority in scholarship and in publication of books, articles, creative endeavors, and conference presentations. 


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Student Success

Parasitology class performs Service Learning in Guatemala: students implement Ecohealth approach and improve elderly widow’s home

Six students from Loyola University New Orleans Parasitology class engaged in hands-on, experiential learning as they traveled to a rural village in Guatemala and implemented the Ecohealth home improvements that they studied in class. Students traveled to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala over their Mardi Gras break, Feb.


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Showcase

2017 URS Photo Gallery

Students from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Physics presented at the 27th Undergraduate Research Symposium and enjoyed the crawfish boil!

Tropeco in Belize 2017

Check out the gallery of photos taken during the Tropical Ecology Class 2017 in Belize!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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