Study biology in an ideal ecosystem
Embark on your study of life among the East Texas Piney Woods, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the state. At SFA, world-class professors will teach and mentor you as you delve into classroom learning, while getting hands-on with your subject matter in the lab and field. Learn to problem-solve through the framework of the scientific method, and graduate with a degree that equips you for an intriguing career or further graduate and professional studies.
A Message from the Department Chair, Dr. Stephen Mullin
Welcome to the Department of Biology! In addition to a challenging curriculum that can provide you with a solid understanding of the biological sciences, the department offers a variety of opportunities for direct student involvement. These range from hands-on lab and field-based exercises to the execution of research projects from start to finish. The faculty in the department are committed to involving students in experiences that give them practical skills that can be applied to your life beyond SFA.
Stephen Mullin, Ph.D.
Academic programs and areas of study
SFA’s biology program emphasizes field experience, taking advantage of the vast natural resources around the university. SFA’s easy reach to three national forests provides biology students opportunities to conduct extensive research alongside their professors, even as undergraduates. The department offers the following degrees: