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Biological Sciences

Availability: Gulf Park and Hattiesburg Options*

Why Study Biology?

Biology is the scientific study of life, living organisms, interactions among living organisms, and interactions among living organisms and their environment. Biology is a broad field with many applications and potential job opportunities, including such diverse areas as medicine, wildlife management, biotechnology, genetics, behavior, conservation, paleontology, and population dynamics. Students in this program are provided flexibility to focus on certain areas of biology, namely microbiology, biomedical sciences, environmental biology, or biology teaching.

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600Majors and 60 Graduate Students
5Degree Options
1Study Abroad Opportunity

What Will I Learn?

The Biology curriculum builds a foundation in organismal biology, genetics and cellular biology, physiology, and ecology as well as chemistry, physics, and statistics. Students then have flexibility in choosing specific courses  that are tailored to fit specific career goals. Laboratories, field studies, and internships train students with practical skills, writing and speaking ability, and critical thinking to be more competitive in the job market and to prepare them for professional school or post-graduate studies. Research opportunities are available with many of the faculty.

Biology Faculty

Our biology faculty teach and do research using a wide variety of organisms, scales, and techniques. Our faculty work on viruses and bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals, work at the molecular and biochemical level to the ecosystem level, and use techniques ranging from molecular biology and bioinformatics to field studies and laboratory manipulations. Major research facilities in the biomedical sciences and in organismal biology and ecology are available.

Availability

Degree Plan Availability
Biological Sciences (Biomedical Sciences) BSGulf Park, Hattiesburg
Biological Sciences (Ecology and Organismal Biology) BSGulf Park,Hattiesburg
Biological Sciences (Licensure) BSGulf Park, Hattiesburg
Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSHattiesburg
Biological Sciences BSGulf Park,Hattiesburg

Contact Us

School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences


Bobby Chain Technology Center (TEC), Rm 103
118 College Dr., Box 5018
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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601.266.4748
601.266.5797

 

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  • High School and College Teaching
  • Conservation and Ecology
  • Biotechnology and Laboratory Management
  • Food or Environmental Biology
  • Wetland Delineation and Restoration
  • Dr. Kacy Redd, 2001
    Assistant Vice President of STEM Education Policy, Association of Public & Land Grant Universities
  • Dr. Joshua R. Ennen, 2009
    Aquatic Conservation Biologist, Tennessee Aquarium
  • Dr. Aimée K. Thomas, 2010
    Assistant Professor of Biology and Assistant Director of the Office of Teacher Certification, Loyola University
  • Matthew Reudelhuber, 2006
    Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Dr. Amanda Perkins, 2005
    Veterinarian, Cat Hospital of Metairie
  • Dr. Emily L. Burke, 2000
    Otolaryngologist, Greater New Orleans Ear Nose Throat Doctors