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.  For more information about the broad career options for Biology graduates, please refer to this article.


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In partnership with the Alexandria Zoo, LSUA offers one of the only programs in the south where students can gain real-world, on-site zoo animal experience in an AZA-accredited zoo setting. The Zoo Sciences concentration provides the expertise necessary for a rewarding career with a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, or in captive animal care and management programs.  Click here for more information.


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Mission Statement

The Department of Biological Sciences at LSU of Alexandria is a Faculty of teacher-scholars committed to student empowerment and success through quality instruction, innovative teaching, and mentorship of original undergraduate research (conducted in laboratory and field and communicated to the scientific community). Small class sizes facilitate faculty-student interaction where biology is taught as a series of facts and also as a way of knowing. Students become knowledgeable of conceptual and applied biological principles within the context of a liberal arts education and master skills in oral and written communication, analysis, and teamwork in preparation for graduate studies, professional school, and careers in the natural and life sciences. Faculty provide experiential education, promoting students to question, critically evaluate, and use scientific thinking to make informed and ethical decisions as scientifically literate and responsible citizens. The department is deeply committed to social justice and inclusivity. No race, gender, class, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or nationality is alienated or marginalized. All faculty, staff, and students are treated with dignity and respect. Differences are welcomed and celebrated, and unique talents are recognized and nurtured.

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If you would like to know more about the Biological Sciences department, please give us a call at (318) 473-6431 or drop by and see us in the Science Building 127.