Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences


Department of Biological Sciences

Students in Southeastern's Biological Sciences program have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, innovative instruction and outstanding faculty. Students gain the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in graduate school or build successful careers in industry, government, business or education.

Career Information

Types of Jobs*

  • Biology teacher
  • Botanist
  • Cell biologist
  • Chiropractor
  • College professor
  • Conservation biologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Optometrist
  • Ornithologist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Plant pathologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Taxonomist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Types of Jobs

  • Corporations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Environmental firms
  • Federal government agencies
  • High schools
  • Hospitals and medical organizations
  • Industry, particularly biotechnology firms
  • Medical, dental, pharmacy and professional fields
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • State agencies

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.


  • Dual Enrollment

  • Honors curriculum available

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science concurrent enrollment

  • Nationally recognized faculty, including National Institutes of Health Research Fellows, a Fulbright Research Fellow, editors of national and international science journals, recipients of national and university research awards, recipients of top teaching awards and a recipient of a career research grant from the National Science Foundation

  • Million-dollar endowed chair devoted to environmental studies

  • Annual average of more than $3 million in research grants and contracts

  • More than $4 million in teaching and research equipment

  • Comprehensive Electron Microscopy Center

  • Molecular biology laboratories

  • Mesocosm wetlands facility

  • Teaching/research greenhouse

  • Special computer labs/equipment


  • Total semester hours required: 120


  • Biology Education

  • Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

  • Integrative Biology

  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology

  • Plant Science


  • Biological Sciences


  • Master of Science in Biology


  • Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society

  • The Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS)

  • Delta Omega Alpha Pre-professional Biological Honor Society

*Pre-professional students such as those in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Veterinary Medicine generally follow either the Integrative Biology or the Microbiology and Molecular Biology concentrations

Contact Information


Mailing address: SLU 10736, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Biology Building Room 421

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