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We offer a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology or, for students wishing to specialize further, concentrations in Microbiology or Resource Biology and Biodiversity.

B.S. in Biology

Biology, B.S., Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Concentration

Biology, B.S., Medical and Allied Health Sciences Concentration

Biology, B.S., Microbiology Concentration

Biology, B.S., Veterinary Bioscience Concentration

A major in Biology provides undergraduate students with training for a number of careers and opportunities in the biological sciences.  Many of our students continue their training in pre-professional schools to become physicians, physician assistants, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, pharmacists, or physical therapists. Our program has an excellent reputation with these schools and our graduates represent a large number of the health professionals in the region. Other program graduates pursue the many career options in the allied health fields, including medical technology, pharmaceutical sales, and device and equipment production and sales; forensics, food safety, and animal husbandry represent other important career tracks. We have specialized tracks for students interested in marine biology, wildlife ecology, coastal restoration, or microbiology. Our undergraduate program is also excellent preparation for graduate school and careers in research and academic biology.

Overview of Requirements

Students with an interest in a major in Biology are required to complete the University and Biology Core Curriculum. The curricula have sufficient latitude that a student can select among course electives from the zoological sciences, plant sciences, ecology, microbiology, genetics, evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, and molecular biology. These electives will be selected in consultation with the students' undergraduate advisor. In addition, students that have scored 26 or above on the ACT exams and maintain a 3.0 grade point average are eligible to participate in the Honors program. The undergraduate honor's student may conduct a research project in close association with a biology faculty member.

You can see the course listings and degree plans under the Curriculum tab.

More Information Needed?

For more information on Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Biology write:

Dr. Sophie Plouviez, Assistant Department Head
Undergraduate Programs
Department of Biology
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 43602
Lafayette, LA 70504-3602

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