Undergraduate Studies

Our curricula are designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the concepts and methodologies of the biological sciences, as well as the possibility of more focused studies in specific areas.  Each of our degrees offers a comprehensive background for post-graduate studies in all areas of the biological sciences, secondary education, and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry and veterinary medicine.   

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The department offers degrees in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology.  All of the degrees require 23 to 25 hours of credit referred to as core courses and a minimum of 14-17 hours of upper division elective courses.  There are various limitations on the choice of upper division elective courses depending on the degree. The department also offers a minor in biological sciences.




***Attention BIOL/BCH/MBIO Majors***

Online System for Applying for Permission of Department Courses




If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the Department of Biological Sciences in Life Sciences Building 101 or contact Sandra Feuer DiTusa at sditusa@lsu.edu or Ann Polito at apolito@lsu.edu.