|Michael E. Hellberg
Assoc. Chair, Graduate Studies
| Chimene Williams
Administrative Program Specialist A
| Sandra Kirby
Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences graduate program website. This site provides information for new, current and prospective students. The New Student section is concerned with getting started at LSU, while The Current Student selection offers information of importance to students currently enrolled in the department, and the Prospective Student category contains in-depth descriptions of the department, the faculty, departmental requirements and how to apply. You may go to this information simply by selecting the appropriate link.
The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences with the emphases described below. You may simply click on the degree name, below, to get details on the degree, the faculty, the facilities and how to apply.
Faculty and students also participate in interdepartmental programs leading to graduate concentrations in Genetics; Plant Physiology; Systematics, Ecology and Evolution; and Toxicology.
Almost 115 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded by the Department over the past five years, and former students are in postdoctoral, faculty, and research and development positions throughout the nation and the world.