Beyond the Classroom

You've heard of learning "beyond the classroom," but the beauty of our university is that we're smack dab in the middle of some of the most interesting and diverse environments in the country.

Imagine having a managed wetland in the middle of campus or being just a few miles off the Gulf Coast to study its ecosystem. We've got the best access to some of the most interesting locations.

Be a Leader

Our department is committed to educating future leaders in all aspects of biology. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to be at the forefront of research and discoveries.

In addition to offering a wide range of courses, we help students gain hands-on experience through research in our labs and internships with local agencies.

In the Lab & Field

We are actively engaged in research and education as part of one of the largest biology programs located on the Gulf Coast.

Our students are involved in research at all levels and have opportunities both inside the lab and out in the field.

Department of Biology

Biology is relevant to our everyday experiences. It is the study of life, and is how we understand the world of living things. From medical advances to the challenges of decreasing rates of biodiversity, biology is the foundation on which great discoveries and changes happen.

The Department of Biology at UL Lafayette investigates a wide range of research questions across many areas of the biological sciences. We are actively engaged in research and education as one of the largest biology programs located on the Gulf Coast. Our location in the heart of Louisiana provides us with research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, including evolution, ecology, marine biology, neuroscience, and genetics.

At UL Lafayette, we’re proud to offer exceptional opportunities for students to learn, work, and collaborate at all levels of research alongside our accomplished faculty and local agencies.

We offer a bachelor's degree in biology with specialized training in resource biology or in biodiversity and microbiology. We also offer pre-veterinary and medical technology transfer tracks. At the graduate level, we offer a master’s degree in biology and a doctoral degree in environmental and evolutionary biology.

New Biology Faculty Members Coming Soon!

The biology department recently hired three new faculty in the areas of Coastal/Marine Biology, Integrative Genomics, and Immunology.  Our new colleagues will be arriving soon.