COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Biology

The undergraduate program in Biology at Louisiana Tech allows students who are interested in the life sciences to pursue one of three concentrations:

  • Applied biology
  • Biological sciences
  • Pre-medical illustration

Graduate and Career Opportunities

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Patent Law
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medical/Biological Illustrator
  • Medical & Research Equipment Sales
  • Forensics
  • Science Museum Curator
  • Government Policy
  • Government Research/Scientist
  • Animal Technician
  • Biological Conservation
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Zoologist
  • Marine/Fisheries Biologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Pathologist
  • Ecologist
  • Biology
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Scientific illustrator
  • Visual artist (drawings, paintings, photographs, animations)

Applied Biology Concentration

The Applied Biology Concentration is often selected by students with a broad interest in biology or an interest in pursuing a career in allied health-related areas but who do not choose to pursue medical or dental school. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their advisor in sharing career goals and planning coursework.

Biological Sciences Concentration

Louisiana Tech has designed this academic program for students wishing to pursue a career in either medical or dental school or who wish to pursue education in a variety of graduate fields. The coursework satisfies requirements for entrance into most medical and dental schools.

Pre-Medical Illustration Concentration

The pre-medical illustration concentration combines the study of biology with training in several areas of art. Medical illustrators often collaborate with scientists, physicians, and other specialists to translate the complex language of medical terminology into visual images that are able to be understood across broad audiences, such as patients or even the general public.

Scholarships

In addition to Louisiana Tech’s generous university scholarship packages, the program in Biological Science offers the George Roy Hayes, Jr. Endowed Scholarship and the C. Lawrence Neal M.D. Pre-Medicine Endowed Scholarship to majors in this area.

Internships and research

The School of Biological Sciences has a strong and active undergraduate research program. Students can work with faculty members on research projects in the lab or in the field, and can earn academic credit for that research that may be applied towards their degree requirements.

Students in the biological sciences program are not required to complete an internship as a part of their degree requirements, but they have many opportunities available.