The Department of Biology offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. We provide all the prerequisite courses necessary for a student to apply to health-professional and/or graduate schools.

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. Biology Department maintains the L.A. Logan Biological Research Station on Lake Columbia. This facility is especially suited for environmental research and course field-trip use.

One of the department’s strengths is the small class sizes, which allows student faculty interactions. Our knowledgeable biology faculty is committed to building strong foundations for the future of the students, not just by staying current in lecture materials and providing research and presentation opportunities for students, but also with responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and stay in compliance with the requirements of admission into the programs they advise. Southern Arkansas University has a commendable record regarding the acceptance of its graduates in health-professional and graduate schools.

The department has an active Biology Club and is a chartered member of Tri-Beta National Biology Honor Society.