Biological Sciences

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Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM)

Undergraduate research program designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in research in biological sciences. Three students from UNO will be selected
to participate.

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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

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.

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.

Biology Scholarship

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