Biological Sciences at SIUE
Graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences may pursue a concentration in a variety of areas, including cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, and evolution and ecology.
The department and outdoor venues on our beautiful campus, situated on 2,660 acres, provide excellent opportunities for innovative biological study. The College of Arts and Sciences' outdoor classroom consists of a 75-acre lake, a 35-acre botanical garden and 380 acres of forest and restored grasslands set aside as a nature preserve. The Department of Biological Sciences recently moved into Science Building West, a modern, science education facility with fully equipped teaching and research labs. The department is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology in microscopy, physiology, histology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics and toxicology research, and includes extensive botanical and zoological teaching collections. Opportunities for plant and animal research are available in our greenhouse and vivarium facilities.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Science in Biological Sciences
- Master of Arts in Biological Sciences
- A secondary education biology teaching focus is available with our Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Curriculum and Instruction.
Numerous career and advanced training opportunities are available to persons holding a master’s degree in biology. These include doctoral training in biology and in the health sciences; secondary and junior college teaching; environmental assessment; and employment in educational, industrial, and governmental laboratories and agencies.
Graduate degrees expand opportunities and salary ranges. Biology graduates are in high demand, with particularly strong career growth in the fields of genetics, forensic research and environmental biology.