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Core Facilities

SFA Biology Students

Research & Fieldwork

A well-equipped environment

Studying biology at a university situated amongst one of the most diverse ecosystems in Texas is a natural choice. But SFA's resources are not limited to the habitats surrounding it. The university is equipped with millions of dollars of high-tech equipment.

As a biology student at SFA, you’ll have access to multiple resources and equipment, including:

  • A tissue culture facility
  • Transmission and scanning electron microscopes
  • A 4-bay, 665-square-meter greenhouse, plus other campus facilities at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center
  • The ASTC Herbarium, which is home to more than 79,000 plant specimens from across North America, making it the fourth-largest collection in Texas
  • Vertebrate teaching collections with specimens representing hundreds of species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • The Gibson Entomarium, which houses one of the largest collections of invertebrates in Texas
  • Three national forests near campus (more than 250,000 hectares of federally managed habitat for field studies)


Department of Biology

Physical Address:
Miller Science Building
Suite 101

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13003, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962