Dr. Wilburn A. Sliger, Chair
233 Brehm Hall
(90l) 881-7184

Betsy L. Berry, Nancy L. BuschhausRandy H. Cate, John L. Collins, James E. Deck, William A. Dillon, J. Wesley Henson, Rebecca E. Irwin, H. Gordon Morris, T. David Pitts, Gopal K. Sharma, Carroll E. Slack, Wilburn A. Sliger, Wintfred L. Smith, Jimmy N. Trentham, Phillip W. Watkins.

Faculty Associates: Donna K. Forbess and Emily C. Hickerson.

The Department of Biological Sciences includes programs of study in most contemporary areas of biology, and includes preparation for teachers of biology, for biologists in industrial and governmental employment, and for students preparing for graduate stu dy in biology. Curricula designed to meet admission requirements to medical, dental, and allied health professional schools are also available (refer to Pre-professional Areas). The program for the Biology major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. A minor in Biology is also available.



B.S. Curriculum. Major. Biology 110-120, Chemistry 121-122, and Chemistry 341-342 are prerequisites to a major and a grade of C or above is required for these prerequisites. The major consists of Biology 330, 331, 336, 391, 410 or 411, and 15 additional e lective hours (including at least eleven at the upper division level) selected from courses in biology, botany, microbiology, and zoology. Four hours of Biochemistry may be used to satisfy the electives within the major. Majors in Biology are required to complete a minor or a second major (for details see page 94). A minimum score of 135 on the ETS Biology Major Field Achievement Test is required to complete the major.

B.A. or B.S. Curriculum. Minor. A minor consists of Biology 110-120 and 13 hours selected from courses numbered 300 or above in biology, botany, microbiology, and zoology.


The Department of Biological Sciences is located in Brehm Hall where there are three lecture halls and a series of 12 modern teaching laboratories. Animal quarters, a darkroom, modern greenhouse, and an instrument laboratory are available for individual s tudy and research. Modern computer facilities are available in the department. The department directs teaching and research activities on campus and at our teaching and research facility located on Reelfoot Lake. The Department of Biological Sciences is a ffiliated with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory at Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where a full summer program of courses is offered.

Tri Beta Honorary Biological Society
Mu Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Science Fraternity
Pre-Physical Therapy Club