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 »
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.
Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2018 Honors Convocation on May 11, 2018.
Three Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2018 Honors Convocation on May 11, 2018.