Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science in Biology.  This degree is designed to meet the needs of students with a variety of career goals.  Many of our students intend to enter professional programs in medicine, physician’s assistant, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy or occupational therapy after they complete their bachelor’s degrees at LSUA.  Others plan to attend graduate school or pursue employment in one of the biology sub-disciplines such as cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, physiology, or ecology.  Another subset of the students is interested in the applied biological fields of wildlife biology, fisheries, or forestry.

Graduates of the department either have completed or are nearing completion in all of the various professional school programs.  Others are in graduate school.  Several graduates teach high school biology. Others are employed by Boise Cascade, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, LSU Ag Center, Natural Resource Conservation Service, a public health laboratory, oil companies, and local businesses.

The department is housed in the Science Building.  A major renovation of this building was completed in 2007 and resulted in a pleasing environment conducive to teaching and learning.

There are nine full-time faculty in the department who teach all of the majors’ biology courses as well as general education biology courses required for students in other majors across campus. 

In addition to the B.S. in Biology, students may pursue the Bachelor of General Studies with a Biology Concentration, the Associate of Science, or a Minor in Biology.

If you would like more information on the department, or would like to schedule a visit, please contact Dr. Carol Corbat at (318) 473-6431 or

For information on careers in biology, visit the American Institute of Biological Sciences website.

The department is housed in the College of Arts and Science.