You should major in biology if:

  • You want to study humans, animals, and plants to understand biological and health functions.
  • You’re curious about how environments support life and allow organisms to thrive.
  • You want a career either practicing medicine or conducting applied research. 
  • You enjoy spending time both in labs and outdoors and want hands-on experience in classes that take you into Louisiana’s biodiverse ecosystem.

Biology is the study of life, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and protists. Biology majors study the development and evolution of these organisms and the physical environments in which they live and thrive. 

Biology majors can choose from one of five concentrations:

  • General Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
  • Medical & Allied Health Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Veterinary Bioscience 

Whichever you choose, you’ll get experience doing lab and fieldwork, DNA mapping and sequencing, and data analysis.

Explore Graduate Programs in Biology

Biology at UL Lafayette

What's Biology Like?

  • Lab work & research
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  • Field Work
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  • Group work & collaboration
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  • Writing
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  • Presenting
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  • Math
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The biology program is among the largest, most diverse, and most visible majors at the University.

Life as a Biology Major