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Biological Sciences Department

Become a leader in the field of medicine, genetics, research or teaching with a degree from Alabama State University. Start your journey with our undergraduate programs in biology and marine biology, or continue your education with our graduate program in biology or doctoral program in microbiology. No matter what path you take, you’ll benefit from curricula designed to give you a solid science foundation and faculty who are recognized for their groundbreaking research, like Dr. Shree Singh.

At ASU, you’ll find unmatched opportunities for industry exposure, thanks to events like the Nanobiotechnology Symposium and seminars from industry professionals. And you’ll get the real-life training and research opportunities you need to succeed, thanks to our Biomedical Research & Training Programs, like Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)National Science Foundation HBCU-UP, and the Center for Nanobiotechnology Research.

Biology at ASU

Get your undergraduate degree in biology and concentrate in microbiology or pre-health. Continue your education with a graduate degree in biology. Or add biology as a minor to any degree program.

Marine Biology at ASU

Study marine life and ecology with this undergraduate program. Learn more:

Microbiology at ASU

Take the final step toward a career in research with a doctoral degree that focuses on environmental microbiology and the microbiology of food and water systems. Learn more:

Teaching Science

Interested in teaching biology or science? Find biology education and general science education program in the College of Education.


Contact the Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Karyn Scissum Gunn, Professor and Chair
Email: Dr. Gunn

Ms. Alice Z. McClain    Departmental Secretary         Email: Ms. Zeigler
Phone: (334) 229-4467


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