Life’s funny, isn’t it?
That’s one thing people say. Or amazing. Or chaotic, beautiful, unfair, and too short. But a biologist says that life is discoverable.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Biology
There are six tracks that one can select from when majoring in Biological Sciences.
This major provides an outstanding modern science education and preparation to compete in the best graduate and professional programs. Provides support for students pursuing health professional careers, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, nursing, and related areas.
Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cell & Molecular Biology
This program provides students with a strong foundation in cell biology and associated molecular and biochemical mechanisms controlling cell functions.
Biological Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution
This program examines the basic concepts of ecology, including the nature of ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and characteristics of populations and communities of organisms.
Biological Sciences with a concentration in Marine Biology
This program examines diversity, physiology, ecology, and conservation of microbes, plants, and animals that live in the marine environment.
Biological Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Health
This program is designed to guide the student into coursework that will prepare them for health professional schools and careers in health care.
Biological Sciences with Teacher's Certification
A central focus of the Biological Sciences is to engage students in the study of life through active learning in the classroom and through collaborative research in the laboratory and field.
Minor in Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences is a great minor for students interested in a deeper understanding of the diversity of living organisms or obtaining the prerequisites necessary for training in a variety of health and environmentally related fields.
See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements.
Explore. Collaborate. Examine.
You’ll get to work alongside talented professors to partner in research.
Learn more about some of our recent research projects.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Recent Biology graduate shares news about medical school and research
Dr. Don Hauber co-authored an article published in Aquatic Botany entitled “Genomic variation of introduced Salvinia minima in southeastern United States”.
New Tree Species
Dr. Aimee Thomas, Dr. Bob Thomas and Gates Cambridge Scholar, Michael Pashkevich '17, helped discover a new tree species in Belize.
As a Loyola student, you have the opportunity to work alongside our talented professors to partner in collaborative research. Learn more about some recent research and projects currently underway.
American biologist and Loyola University New Orleans Chair of Environmental Communication Robert A. “Bob” Thomas has a new namesake – a species of snakes in the Galápagos Islands.
Biology Research Seminars
The Department of Biological Sciences invites prominent regional, national, and international scientists to visit our campus and present seminars describing their biological research. Research seminars are scheduled for 12:30 pm in Monroe 610 unless noted otherwise.
Service Learning in Guatemala
Students implement Ecohealth approach in repairing elderly widow’s home and protecting inhabitants from bugs carrying the deadly Chagas disease.
The Azby Greenhouse
The 3,000-square-foot Greenhouse facility is located atop the recently renovated Monroe Hall on the main campus. Open to both students and faculty, the rooftop greenhouse provides a crucial resource for teaching and research in biological, botanical and environmental sciences.