biology at ualr

The Science of Life

The Department of Biology has a long tradition of involving students in research as full team players. Many of our undergraduates leave with peer reviewed publications or professional presentations to their credit. We offer degree options that will suit almost any biology major.

Programs of Study

UALR Biology StudentStudents may choose a traditional BS program in Biology, or one with concentrations in Molecular Biotechnology, Ecology & Organismal Biology, or Secondary Education, and a BS in Environmental Health Sciences.

Our Department at Work

The Department of Biology is one of the largest and most dynamic on the UALR campus. Our location in Little Rock provides students with immediate access to commercial and government entities. The world-class medical facilities of the UAMS campus, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, as well as the Health Department and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality are all within minutes of the UALR campus.

Outdoor recreational options are virtually unlimited in the rich natural environments for which Arkansas is famous. And our central location in the state ensures that it is only a short drive to each of the five distinct physiographic areas of the state (Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Crowley’s Ridge, Mississippi Delta, Gulf Coastal Plain).

Biology majors and graduate students capitalize on these resources for career opportunities after graduation and to support research during their academic programs.