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.
- Whitney Brown claims national title in Disc Golf competition
Whitney Brown, a Marine Biology major at Southern Arkansas University, has been named the 2021 College Disc Golf Women’s Individual National Champion. The native of Alexander, Arkansas, has returned to SAU for a second degree after graduating in May 2020 with an Exercise Science degree. The men’s and women’s teams participated April 7-10 in the… Read More The post Whitney Brown claims national title in Disc Golf competition appeared first on News.
- SAU pre-meds in 2020-2021 class achieve 100-percent acceptance rate into medical school
Southern Arkansas University’s Pre-Health Advisory Committee proudly announces that SAU has achieved 100 percent success on its medical school acceptance rate, with five students being accepted. Three Pre-Health Biology majors, Thomas Graham (of Magnolia), Katherine Pletcher (’21, of Magnolia), Cameron Nichols (’21, of Magnolia) as well as Agriculture major Jesse Tompkins (’21, of Taylor, Arkansas),… Read More The post SAU pre-meds in 2020-2021 class achieve 100-percent acceptance rate into medical school appeared first on News.