School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that utilize interdisciplinary learning, practical lab work, field work, and field trips to educate students whose future work will be indispensable in meeting tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities in biological sciences.

The undergraduate student enrollment in the School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest on the Louisiana Tech campus, with approximately 500 undergraduate students. Approximately 45 graduate students are enrolled in degree programs within the School.  We have about 20 faculty members, most of whom are involved in research activities. Many of our research activities involve undergraduate students as well as graduate students.

Undergraduate studies

Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are offered in Biology, Environmental Science, and Medical Laboratory Science. Minors are available in Biology and Environmental Science. Research opportunities are available to undergraduate students interested in obtaining research experience, students can contact individual faculty members to discuss their interests.


Medical Laboratory Science

Environmental Science


Graduate studies

The Master of Science (MS) degree is offered in Biology and in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology (MSNT). Both the MS in Biology and the MS in MSNT graduate programs are available with a thesis research option or a non-thesis, primarily course-based option.

Unconditional admission into the master’s program in Biology requires a minimum combined score of 290 (verbal + quantitative) on the GRE and a minimum of 3.00 GPA; conditional admission requires a combined GRE score of 283 and a minimum GPA of 2.50. 

Requirements for unconditional admission into the interdisciplinary master’s program in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology include a combined GRE score of 300 (with a minimum of 142 in the Verbal Reasoning section) and a minimum GPA of 3.00; conditional admission status may be awarded to applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 and a GRE of at least 283.

Graduate Programs