Studying the Science of Life
Biology is a diverse discipline that can lead to careers in biotechnology, healthcare, conservation, education, physiology, environmental sciences, or for a doctoral program.
Our biology students at UA Little Rock benefit from extensive laboratory work and gain hands-on experience with modern laboratory and field equipment. We are committed to providing biology programs that foster creativity, integrity, leadership, and personal and professional success for undergraduate and graduate students.
Our undergraduate biology program includes five different concentrations:
- General Biology
- Clinical Biology
- Environmental and Organismal Biology
- Molecular Biotechnology
- Secondary Education
The Master of Arts in Biology, the Master of Science in Biology, the M.S./Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, and the Ph.D. in Applied Biosciences all provide students with core skills desired by future and current employers, and specific knowledge and techniques relevant to specialized fields within biology.
Access to Opportunities
Our students have access to commercial and government entities with numerous research and internship opportunities, thanks to our location in Little Rock. The world-class medical facilities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are within minutes of our campus. The five distinct physiographic areas of the state, the Ozark Plateaus, Arkansas River Valley, Ouachita Mountains, Mississippi River Alluvial plain, and West Gulf Coastal Plain are also nearby.