The Department of Biology provides students a core foundation in the biological sciences, yet flexibility to craft a unique and individualized educational experience. The department boasts low student-to-instructor ratios that foster interactions between instructors and students, opportunities to conduct research with faculty, and a modern and well-equipped Science building. In addition to a flexible major in general biology (i.e., B.S. Biological Sciences), the department offers specialized degree options tailored to different career tracks. All biology degree options require students to take a similar foundational core of courses, after which different upper-level course requirements specialize each degree option.
You will receive your training in well equipped molecular biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, botany and environmental science laboratories in our state of the art Science Center, which opened in 2010.
The department also has several active student clubs — including the Biology Club, the Pre-Health Club and the Fish and Wildlife Club — and is a chartered member of Tri-Beta National Biology Honor Society.
Keely Stofer to receive Outstanding Student Award
Keely is graduating from the Biology department’s Pre-Health program and has been an active and enthusiastic member of the the SAU community. She is a Cinda Hallman Women of Science Scholar Foundation recipient, a leader in the Biology and Pre-Health Clubs, Supplemental Instructor, and an accomplished oboe soloist. Keely is from Hot Springs Village, AR. This fall she will attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.
Welcome to our two new Biology faculty members!
Adrian Showalter, Ph.D., recently defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Central Florida where he conducted breast cancer research. Starting this fall, he will be teaching courses in Microbiology and Introduction to Biology.
Sarah Amonett is currently at the University of Mississippi studying immune responses in bluebirds. This fall she will be joining the Biology department to teach in our Introduction to Biology and Anatomy & Physiology courses.
- Students praise SAU’s 2020 intersession
More than 200 students have taken advantage of Southern Arkansas University’s five-week fall intersession, which offers a variety of courses allowing students to earn credits over the winter break. Dr. Trey Berry, president of SAU, said the 2020 fall schedule was adjusted for COVID, ending in November but presenting a great opportunity for an intersession… Read More The post Students praise SAU’s 2020 intersession appeared first on News.
- College of Science and Engineering announces Outstanding Student selections
Each year, SAU’s College of Science and Engineering selects one outstanding undergraduate in each department, one overall COSE outstanding undergraduate student, and one outstanding graduate student. The following are the selections for 2019-2020: Elizabeth Baker, BS Nursing Elizabeth Baker was chosen as the 2019-2020 COSE Outstanding Undergraduate Student. Elizabeth will complete her BSN in May… Read More The post College of Science and Engineering announces Outstanding Student selections appeared first on News.