Department of Biological Sciences

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Biology Alumnus

Justin Faciane '13, is now a student at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In this video, he recounts the personal attention he was given at UNO.

Justin Faciane

We provide a supportive and dynamic education experience for our undergraduate and graduate students. The Department currently offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree in Integrative Biology and the Master's of Science (MS) degree in Biological Sciences.

About our Department

Video: New Approaches Engage Students in Math and Science Classes

A grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has enabled the University of New Orleans to launch several student-focused initiatives in the STEM areas. The biology department offers student-led supplemental instruction classes while the math department takes advantage of an upgraded teaching computer lab.

Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans! At UNO, undergraduate education in the biological sciences prepares students for various careers. Our courses are designed for the development of a new generation of research biologists, educators, physicians, dentists, and veterinarians with B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences. We encourage our biology majors to participate in the ongoing research efforts of the faculty. While doing so, students earn credits for biology and general electives which will count towards graduation; please see courses numbered BIOS 2002, 2092, 3092, and 4091 in the general catalogue. Our 19 full-time faculty, instructors, and adjuncts have research and teaching expertise ranging from molecular genetics, to animal and plant physiology, biochemistry, conservation biology, population biology, community ecology, systematics, and much more.

Biology Scholarships

Students pursuing degrees in science and math may be eligible for a National Science Foundation scholarship.

Stem ScholarHelp support education for incoming freshmen in science and engineering. The STEM Scholars camp will give incoming students a jump start in math or biology. Support our crowdfunding campaign

Our Faculty

Dr. Wendy Schluchter is Department Chair and can answer questions related to the department in general and the undergraduate program. Dr. Bernard Rees is the graduate coordinator and can address questions regarding the graduate programs. Our full-time faculty, instructors, and adjuncts have research and teaching expertise ranging from molecular genetics, to animal and plant physiology, biochemistry, conservation biology, population biology, community ecology, ichthyology, systematics, and much more. Please explore our web pages to learn more.