Department of Biological Sciences
The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide quality instruction in the natural sciences, to encourage students to perform to their full potential, and to instill a scientific attitude that will develop scientifically literate, educated professionals.
The Department seeks to develop the technical competence and the broad intellectual foundation needed to understand the impact of science and technology on humans and to make informed decisions on social, ethical, and environmental questions.
The Department also endeavors to meet the general educational needs of the University; to contribute new knowledge in science, and science education; and to serve the needs of educators, other professionals, and communities within the service area. Today’s accelerated pace of research aided by new instruments, techniques, and points of view imparts to the sciences a rapidly changing character as new discoveries are made. The up-to-date programs at Delta State University are sensitive to the promises and problems that this new knowledge and these new technologies will bring. Curricula are revised continually to insure their relevance to the needs of today and tomorrow.
Courses are offered that introduce the general student to the disciplines of biology and environmental science and offer subject matter concentrations for students preparing for careers in science. The Department also prepares students to teach science at the elementary and secondary levels, and provides the preprofessional foundation for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health-related professional programs.
The Department offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science with major in Biology or Environmental Science, Master of Science in Natural Sciences, and Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information Technologies. Within the Bachelor of Science programs, students may pursue concentrations such as general biology, pre-medical science, science education, and wildlife management. The Department also offers pre-professional preparation for various health related programs, such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, and others. More details on all programs…
The science complex includes Caylor-White Hall, Walters Hall, The Center for Science and Environmental Education (CSEE) facility in Merigold, MS., and the Delta State University Herbrium.
Delta State University is an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Courses in the marine sciences are offered during the summer and may be taken for credit through Delta State University