Undergraduate Programs

Biological Science (B.S.)

The Department of Biological Sciences offers outstanding training in many areas of the biological sciences. We provide a firm grounding in the natural sciences with diverse course offerings and research training opportunities in molecular genetics, biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. With this superb training, our graduates are well prepared for admission to graduate and professional schools or to enter the workforce. Many of our students gain admission to medical schools and the allied health sciences as well as Ph.D. programs in the biological sciences. Our program has been successful because our faculty are committed to providing high-quality instruction as well as excellent research opportunities in our laboratories. Within this website you will find important information about our degree requirements, advising, career opportunities, and pre-professional programs.

"The atmosphere of the biology department at UNO enables me to succeed. The smaller class sizes allow for me to form academic relationships with professors, specifically relationships that encourage question asking, critical thinking, and overall advancement in my studies. In UNO's biology department, my professors know my name and work with me in furthering my education."  

Allison Braud, Sophomore Biology student

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Science
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

  1. Explain core concepts for biological literacy including: evolution; biological structure-function relationships; information flow; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; interconnectedness and interactions of living systems.
  2. Communicate biological information in written and oral form. 
  3. Critically evaluate scientific literature and communicate research findings to broad audiences.
  4. Interpret and accurately communicate data and analyses.
  5. Use basic scientific techniques and instrumentation to generate biological data.
  6. Effective application of laboratory and/or field techniques.
  7. Collaborate effectively as a member of a laboratory/research group.
  8. Use quantitative reasoning, modeling and statistics to describe living systems.
  9. Ability to draw biological inferences from raw data.
  10. Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for biological sciences is an overview of courses required to complete the degree program.

Degree Requirements

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional Programs currently offered at UNO include: Pre-Medical, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Optometry and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 

Pre-Professional Programs

Minor in Biological Science

The Department of Biological Science offers a minor in biological sciences for non-majors only.



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Research Opportunities

Take a look at the different research opportunities available for undergraduate students at the University of New Orleans. 

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What careers paths are available for biology majors?

The following information is provided to help undergraduates prepare for a career in biology.

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