In the bachelor's degree program in Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University Shreveport, you have the opportunity to participate in research programs and co-author papers even as an undergrad.
Healthcare employs more people in Louisiana than any other industry. Earning a biology degree from LSU Shreveport will prepare you for careers in medicine and medical allied specializations. The program is also designed for students who are preparing to become marine biologists, environmentalists, forensic scientists, and pursue numerous other biology-related endeavors.
LSUS biology professors are major contributors to research networks funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). They are researching topics such as natural products with anti-cancer properties and publishing books and journals based on their findings. Not only do LSUS faculty support and mentor their students, they also involve them in their biological research projects.
The biology program at LSUS works hand-in-hand with The LSU Health Sciences Centers in Shreveport and New Orleans. From research to practical experience, biology majors compete for acceptance into medical and medical allied training. The LSUS faculty are dedicated to preparing students for their future careers "whatever that may be" and high-quality teaching is our first priority.
The LSUS biology degree program will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and exclusive experiences. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to continue your education or secure a full-time position.
Network for success
In addition to the LSU Health Sciences Center, LSUS has strong connections with the Red River Agricultural Research Station and the Northwest Regional Crime Lab. Biology majors routinely conduct research and participate in internships which often lead to full-time employment.
Among LSUS’ 70+ clubs and organizations, biology majors navigate toward the Biology Club, Alpha Epsilon Delta, the medical honor society, the Biomedical Informatics Group, Pre-Veterinary Club, and Pre-Dental Society. From group research to identifying modern technologies to mock interviews, there are opportunities for biological science majors to build their résumés and make connections.
Financial Aid for Biology Majors
LSUS students receive $12.4 million in scholarship money every year. Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for.
Cellular and molecular biology are crucial areas of study in medical science. Pursuing this concentration will prepare you for a career in medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, developmental biology and more.
If you are interested in the environment and how society impacts it, the environmental science major at LSUS might be for you. Biology majors from this concentration have gone on to pursue careers as nature conservationists, environmental monitors, park service biologists and environmental lawyers.
Rich in research and investigation, field and organismal biology connects with almost all major disciplines in biology. Biology majors in this concentration have gone on to pursue careers as field biologists, biological technicians, agricultural engineers, and related fields.
Forensic science majors at LSUS take classes from both the biology and criminal justice programs. This biology major concentration will prepare you for a career in local, state, or federal law enforcement, private investigation and computer forensics.
"Attending a school like LSU Shreveport has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams of becoming a dentist. Being an international student, I was fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing support system through faculty, friends, my advisors, student organizations, and the international student office. I am grateful for the guidance I received every step of the way, and excited to begin my journey at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. LSUS has been home away from home!"Aastha ParikhB.S. in Biological Sciences, 2018
LSUS and the Noel Foundation put on a Student Scholar Research Forum every year, where students have the opportunity to present research.
LSUS offers two 2+2 programs in conjunction with the LSU Health Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science and Cardiopulmonary Science.
Take a look at the amazing research our faculty and students have participated in over the last year.
With abundant research, practicum and networking opportunities, the LSUS biology degree will prepare you for medical or dental school as well as numerous medically related fields. LSUS graduates have gone on to work in the fields of:
Learn more about course requirements for each biology concentration.
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LSUS also offers a Master of Science in Biological Sciences with concentrations in: