How we shine...
We have dedicated Pre-Med Advisors who guide students through the curriculum & medical school applications
Several of our graduate and undergraduate students have conducted research abroad (eg. Chile, Taiwan)
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute program has attracted 50 undergrad research students over the past 3 years
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute program provides research & learning opportunities in molecular biology
The Biology Department celebrated its 50th anniversary this year!
Over the past 4 years, 100% of our grad students have either found jobs or have continued their education
Our Museum of Natural History has one of the largest herbaria & fish collections in the Southeast U.S.
Our undergraduate research students have presented papers at professional meetings & have won awards for their research
We have the most diverse undergraduate course offerings at all levels in northern Louisiana
Our undergraduate courses encompass organismal biology, cell & molecular biology, ecology and evolution
Our student acceptance rate into medical school is 60%
ULM's Biology Master’s program includes active research in cell & molecular Biology, field biology and ecology and evolution
Our graduates have proceeded to earn Ph.D.’s, MD’s, DVMs
We have scholarships available for deserving students!
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute program has attracted 173 pre-college students over the past 3 years
Our museum's herbaria & fish collections serve as important teaching tools for our students
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About Biology...The hallmark of biological science is interdisciplinary scholarship, centered on the discovery and understanding of all living things. The ULM Department of Biology is a vibrant, engaging, intellectual environment where the best and brightest study and research with outstanding faculty. We are devoted to our science and are very pleased to have the opportunity to share our discoveries with others in the classroom and laboratory.
What careers have our graduates pursued?Federal and State Biological Laboratories, Private Labs and Research, Health and Safety Officers, Educators
Our graduates have gone on to work atU.S. Dept of Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana Department of Fish and Wildlife, Criminalistics Laboratories, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Where have our students gone on to graduate school?Our students are regularly accepted into medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinary and other professional schools, Our student acceptance rate into medical school is 60%
Check out some of our learning opportunities:
- Students can earn credit for internships with hospitals and other agencies that provide experiential learning
- We work with agencies to provide you with hands on learning opportunities
- Several undergraduate research opportunities are available to our students under programs including the Emerging Scholars Program, biology undergraduate research credit, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program
- We have scholarships available for deserving students
Take advantage of online learning.We currently offer select courses online.
Get involved beyond the classroom:Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Professional Society), Biology Club
Where are our faculty's interests?Over the past 3 years, the department secured over 2.4 million dollars in external funding for research. Faculty members serve the profession as reviewers, editors and members of local, regional, national and international committees.
Accreditation/Affiliations:We offer courses for certification by the Wildlife Society.