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The Department of Biological Sciences offers a wide variety of academic options that will prepare you for the workforce or professional school.  You will have opportunities to explore the coastal waterways and swamps of Louisiana in a pirogue (a traditional Louisiana watercraft similar to a canoe) while learning how to use modern scientific equipment to explore the molecular mechanisms of cell biology!  It does not matter what your career aspirations are, you will find a challenging but comfortable home in our department within one of our 11 concentration areas!

picture of michelle felterman nicholls state university alumni

Nicholls biology program is amazing, and where we’re different is that we’re here on the coast. Our professors throw us into the environment, we meet with stakeholders and we’re teaching freshmen who are probably first-generation college students from those communities”

Michelle Felterman

CONCENTRATIONS

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with 11 program concentration options.  Although each biology student enrolls in the same core courses, students in each concentration enroll in elective courses specific to their concentration area.

General Biology Concentration (BIOL) Electives  – 33 hours required (Choose one or more courses from each of the following groups):

Group I  – Botany:Group II – Zoology:
BIOL 361 (Required) (4)BIOL 332 (4)
 BIOL 348 (4)
 BIOL 354 (4)
 BIOL 373 (4)
 BIOL 404 (4)
 BIOL 450 (3)
Group III  – Environmental: Group IV –  Other:
BIOL 283 (3)BIOL courses 300 or above (with approval of department head)
BIOL 284 (1)**CHEM Elective (300-level or above) (required) (4)
BIOL 301 (3)CHEM 435 (3)
*BIOL 430 (3)CHEM 436 (3)
*BIOL 465 (4)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
*BIOL 480 (4)Social Science Elective (required)(3)(GER)
*BIOL 490 (4)Social Science Elective (required)(3)(GER)

**CHEM electives to include any lecture/laboratory series or CHEM 435-436. Note: To earn a minor in chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Environmental Biology Concentration (BIOE) Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 275 (2) BIOL 450 (3)
BIOL 283 (3) BIOL 465 (4)
BIOL 301 (required) (3) *BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 354 (4) *BIOL 480 (required) (4)
BIOL 361 (4) *BIOL 490 (4)
BIOL 372 (2) **CHEM Elective (300-level or above) (required) (4)
BIOL 373 (4)CHEM 435 (3)
BIOL 404 (required) (4)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 406 (1)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 425 (2)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
*BIOL 430 (3)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)

**CHEM electives to include any lecture/laboratory series or CHEM 435-436. Note: To earn a minor in chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Marine Biology Concentration (BIOM)  Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 283 (required) (3)BIOL 465 (4)
BIOL 284 (required) (1)*BIOL 472 (2)
BIOL 301 (3)*BIOL 473 (3)
BIOL 332 (4)*BIOL 474 (4)
BIOL 348 (required) (4)BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 354 (required) (4)BIOL 480 (4)
BIOL 361 (4)**CHEM Elective (300-level or above) (required) (4)
BIOL 372 (2)CHEM 435 (3)
BIOL 373 (4)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 404 (4)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 406 (1)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
*BIOL 430 (3)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
BIOL 450 (3) 

Marine Biology students must take a course at LUMCON during intersession or summer session.

**CHEM electives to include any lecture/laboratory series or CHEM 435-436.

Note: (1) LUMCON Marine Biology Courses- require departmental approval (2) To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Microbiology Concentration (BIOC) Electives – 33 hours required

BIOL 275 (2)BIOL 471 (1)
BIOL 315 (required) (4)BIOL 475 (recommended) (2)
BIOL 372 (2)BIOL 480 (4)
BIOL 406 (1)**CHEM Elective (300-level or above) (required) (4)
BIOL 421 (3)CHEM 435 (3)
BIOL 425 (4)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 428 (required) (3)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 429 (required) (2)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
BIOL 460 (required) (3)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)

**CHEM electives to include any lecture/laboratory series or CHEM 435-436. Note: To earn a minor in chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration (BIOJ) Electives – 33 hours required:

BIOL 275 (2) BIOL 460 (3)
BIOL 304 (required) (4) BIOL 471 (1)
BIOL 315 (4) BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 332 (4) BIOL 476 (2)
BIOL 372 (4) BIOL 490 (4)
BIOL 373 (4) CHEM 435/CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 406 (1) CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 408 (3)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 421 (required) (3) Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
 BIOL 428 (3)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
BIOL 429 (2)Approved CMPS or OIS (required) (3)

Note: To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Concentration (BIOD) Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 304 (required) (4)BIOL 460 (3)
BIOL 315 (4)BIOL 461 (required) (5)
BIOL 332  (4)BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 372 (2)CHEM 435/CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 406 (1)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 408 (3)Humanities or fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 421 (3)  PSYC or SOCI Elective (required) (GER) (3)
BIOL 428 (3)  PSYC or SOCI Elective (required) (GER) (3)
BIOL 429 (2) 

Note: To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration (BIOO) Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 304 (4)BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 315 (4)BIOL 477 (required) (2)
BIOL 332  (4)CHEM 435/CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 372 (2)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 406 (1)PSYC 206 or H&PE 340 (3)
BIOL 408 (3)NURS 311 (1)
BIOL 428 (3)PSYC 101 (required) (GER) (3)
BIOL 429 (3)PSYC 212 (required) (GER) (3)
BIOL 460 (3)PSYC 301 (3)
BIOL 461 (required) (5)SOCI 151 (required) (3)

Note: (1) PSYC 305 are strongly recommended for those students applying for the Pre-Occupational Therapy professional program. See an advisor.
(2) To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Pre-Pharmacy Concentration (BIOR) Electives – 33 hours required:

BIOL 406 (1)CHEM 300 (3)
BIOL 421 (3)CHEM 302 (2)
BIOL 428 (3)CHEM 303 (3)
BIOL 429 (2)CHEM 305 (1)
BIOL 461 (required) (5)CHEM 435/ CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 460 (3)CHEM 436 (required)(3)
BIOL 475 (2)ECON 211 or ECON 255 (required)(GER)
(3)
BIOL 480 (4)Humanities or Fine Arts elective (required) (3)
BIOL 490 (4)Social Science Elective (required) (3)

Note: (1) SOCI 387 is strongly recommended as a social science elective for those students applying for the pharmacy professional program. See an advisor.
(2) To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration (BIOP) Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 304 (4)BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 315 (4)BIOL 477 (required) (2)
BIOL 332 (4)CHEM 435/CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 372 (2)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 406 (1)HPED 375 (3)
BIOL 408 (3)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 421 (3)NURS 311 (1)
BIOL 428 (3)PSYC 101 (required) GER) (3)
BIOL 429 (2)PSYC 212 (required) (GER) (3)
BIOL 460 (3)PSYC 301 (3)
BIOL 461 (required) (5) 

Note: To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration (BIOA) Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 304 (required) (4)BIOL 460 (3)
BIOL 315 (4)BIOL 462 (required) (2)
BIOL 332 (4)CHEM 435/CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 372 (2)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 406 (1)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 408 (3)NURS 311 (required) (1)
BIOL 461 (required) (5)PSYC or SOCI Elective (required) (3) (GER)
 PSYC or SOCI Elective (required) (3) (GER)

Note: To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration (BIOV) Electives  – 33 hours required

BIOL 304 (4)BIOL 450 (3)
BIOL 315 (4)BIOL 460 (3)
BIOL 332 (4)BIOL 475 (2)
BIOL 372 (2)BIOL 477 (required) (2)
BIOL 373 or BIOL 461 (required) (4)CHEM 435/CHEM 437 (required) (4)
BIOL 406 (2)CHEM 436 (3)
BIOL 408 (3)Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (required) (3)
BIOL 421 (3)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
BIOL 428 (3)Social Science Elective (required) (3) (GER)
BIOL 429 (2) 

Note: Electives listed above as “required” are prerequisites for admission to most schools of veterinary medicine.

Note: To earn a minor in Chemistry, a student must complete CHEM 300-302 and 3 hours CHEM numbered 300 or above.

In addition to out B.S. Degree options, students can earn an Associates Degree while preparing for a Dental Hygiene or Pre-Clinical Science Program.

Pre-Dental Hygiene (PDHY)

Associate and baccalaureate degrees in dental hygiene are offered only by dental schools and some universities. These institutions accept students from colleges and universities with a pre-dental hygiene curriculum offering the prerequisites required  for acceptance to their professional degree program.

The following curriculum was developed to provide the prerequisites required for the baccalaureate degree program at the Louisiana State University Dental School. Students applying to other degree granting institutions must obtain the current prerequisites from the school in which they intend to apply, and must consult with the pre-dental hygiene advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Completion of this curriculum will earn the student the Associate of General Studies Degree.

  • CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement
  • GER – General Education Requirement
  • OCR – Oral Communication Requirement
  • UUR – University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR*COURSE NAMECOURSE NUMBERREQUIREMENTCREDIT HRS
1BIOL114GER3
1BIOL155 4
1CHEM101 or 105 3
1CHEM102 or 106 3
1ENGL101GER3
1ENGL102GER3
1Freshman Seminar Course UR1
1MATH101GER3
1MATH102 or 214GER3
1PSYC101GER3
1SPCH101OCR3
2Fine Arts Elective GER3
2BIOL116 or 156GER3
2BIOL205 3
2CMPS
OIS
108-109 or 200
200
CLR2
2ENGL Literature Elective  3
2HIST Elective GER3
2Humanities Elective  3
2Humanities Elective200-level or above 3
2SOCI151GER3
2Elective** 3

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1) and Sophomore (2)

**Excludes courses in human performance education. Recommended courses include DIET 200, Speech, or Psychology.
Note: Students considering application to a D.D.S. program or pursuing a BS degree in Biology should take BIOL 155, BIOL 156, CHEM 105 and CHEM 106 as prerequisite coursework for the professional program.

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science (PMTC) (Formerly Pre-Medical Technology)
A baccalaureate degree in Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science is offered only by academic health centers, schools of allied health and some universities with Board of Regents-approved programs. These institutions accept students from colleges and universities with pre-medical technology programs that offer the prerequisite course work required before acceptance to the professional level part of the degree program.

The program below is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences to provide the prerequisites necessary to qualify an applicant for the degree program at either Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana at Monroe, or Louisiana State University. It does not exclude the prerequisites of other degree granting institutions.

Furthermore, a student may attend Nicholls State University and complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and then apply to a hospital-based program in Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science. For further information regarding these options students should consult with the pre-clinical laboratory science advisor or the department head.

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR*COURSE NAMECOURSE NUMBERREQUIREMENTCREDIT HRS
1BIOL155 4
1BIOL156 4
1CHEM105GER3
1CHEM106GER3
1CHEM110 2
1CMPS or      
OIS
108-109 or 200
200
CLR2
1ENGL101GER3
1ENGL102GER3
1Freshman Seminar Course UR1
1MATH101GER3
1Social Sciences Elective GER3
2BIOL203 3
2BIOL204 1
2CHEM221 3
2ENGL Literature Elective  3
2HIST Elective  GER3
2SPCH101OCR3
2MATH214GER3
2Fine Arts Elective  GER3
2ENGL368 or 468 3
2NURS311 1
2Humanities Elective  3
2Science Elective**  3
2Social Sciences Elective GER3

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1) and Sophomore (2)
**Recommended science electives include BIOL 315, 428, 429 and 461

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Whether you are conducting hands-on learning in one of our well-equipped laboratories or exploring the bayous and wetlands of coastal Louisiana in one of our four boats, you will develop a sound foundation in the Biological Sciences.  Our strong academic program will give you the experience and knowledge to be successful in your career!

Are you interested in conducting research?  You should be!  Our Department has a rich history of supporting a wide range of undergraduate research projects.  Undergraduate researchers in our department have presented their research at local, national, and international conferences, published their research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and have been invited to present their research in Washington, D.C., on Capital Hill!

You will also have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and experience from your biology courses to projects that directly impact the surrounding community and ecosystem through the many service learning activities available to biology students.  You can combine volunteerism and biology to work on projects from teaching children about the exciting world of biology to efforts to help preserve and restore Louisiana’s wetlands!

As you advance in your scientific career, it will be important to build your academic network.  You will meet new people in your classes and get to know them better during class field trips.  However, there are four student organizations based in the Department of Biological Sciences that will introduce you to many people that are at Nicholls for the same reason as you!  Participation in one of our student organizations will provide you with a network of friends that can help guide you through your program!

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

“One of the amazing things about being at Nicholls is that our biology students get hands on experience working in our local ecosystems through their courses and research. Students get to work in Louisiana’s swamps, wetlands, bayous, estuaries and coastal ecosystems. Nicholls biology students have conducted research in the Atchafalaya Basin to examine how poor water quality is affecting wild crawfish populations. Through a research collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, this is student-led research will impact our local ecosystems and region as The Nature Conservancy works on projects to improve water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin.”

Dr. Christopher Bonvillain

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of Biological Sciences
Ph.D.Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Louisiana State University
M.S.Marine & Environmental Biology, Nicholls State University
B.S.Biology, Environmental Biology conc., Nicholls State University
 

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RESEARCH LABS

The Department of Biological Sciences is home to several research laboratories. Laboratory work ranges from the molecular, to the organismal, to the ecosystem-level scale. Check out the individual labs below:

 

Applied Plant Sciences Laboratory – (Dr. Jonathan Willis) The Applied Plant Sciences Lab conducts research intended to enhance the success of coastal restoration and management efforts, environmental assessments, and phytoremediation applications.  Research needs in these focus areas are addressed using a combination of techniques from the fields of plant ecophysiology, pollution ecology, and multivariate statistical analysis.

Aquatic Ecology and Astacology Laboratory – (Dr. Chris Bonvillain) Research in the Aquatic Ecology and Astacology Lab focuses on the ecology and biology of Louisiana crayfishes and aquatic ecosystems.  Research efforts assess ecological functions of aquatic habitats, the effects of physical and chemical habitat characteristics on aquatic biota, physical and physiological responses of aquatic biota to environmental hypoxia, changes in physicochemistry and biotic communities due to natural and anthropogenic influences, and distribution, life history characteristics, and diversity of crayfishes throughout the state.

Bayousphere Research Laboratory – (Drs. Allyse Ferrara and Quenton Fontenot) The Bayousphere Research Lab has its roots in fisheries but has expanded into coastal restoration.  A large part of our fisheries research involves fish ecology within the upper Barataria Estuary.  We use the Nicholls Farm to cultivate several species of plants that are used for restoration activities.

Clay Ectotherm Laboratory – (Dr. Tim Clay) Our lab is broadly interested in ecology and evolution of ectotherm physiology.  Our integrative biologists use field observations to form predictions, and perform physiological and genetic experiments at the individual, population, and species level to assess our predictions.  The majority of our research has focused on amphibians and reptiles, often abundant within the ecosystems of south Louisiana.  As an active lab, we focus mostly on local systems that provide easily accessible research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ecological and Conservation Genetics Laboratory – (Dr. Tina Whitaker) The main direction of our research is conservation of diversity in wild populations.  In collaboration with agencies and practitioners, integrative projects are designed to use genetic and epigenetic tools to aid in the management of imperiled and invasive species.  Molecular tools are used to answer ecological and evolutionary questions, aiming for research output to have a direct application to management decisions.  Projects may include characterizing the molecular underpinnings of complex phenotypes (e.g. migration), population connectivity of species in impacted systems (e.g. fragmented riverscapes), and biodiversity assessments from macro to epigenetic scales.

Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory – (Dr. Raj Boopathy) Research topics include biological treatment of wastewater, bioremediation of hazardous chemicals including explosives and oil spills, survey of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Bayou Lafourche and sewage treatment plants, lignocellulosic ethanol production, and antimicrobial properties of spices.

Gar Laboratory –  (Dr. Solomon R. David) The #GarLab uses conservation biology and fundamental ecological principles to investigate patterns in life history, biodiversity, and evolution of species at multiple scales, and how these patterns can inform restoration and management of aquatic natural resources. We are particularly interested in the ecological roles of peripheral and migratory populations of species; these populations may be more susceptible to perturbations such as habitat loss, invasive species, and climate change. Fishes serve as our primary model organisms, including, but not limited to, the gars (Lepisosteidae). Additional collaborations include genomics and fishery management of “ancient sport fish” and sustainable aquaculture. We also use science communication and social media to raise awareness of the value of aquatic ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity.

Infectious Diseases Laboratory – (Dr. Raj Nathaniel) The IDEAL lab studies epidemiology of MRSA, anthropomorphic markers as measures of water quality, innate and adaptive immune responses in vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and characterization of vibrio-phages.

LaFleur Laboratory – (Dr. Gary LaFleur) We look at several different methods for monitoring environmental health by measuring distinct biomarkers in a range of estuarine species.  Projects include the characterization of reproductive proteins in fish, surveys of the Maculata Apple Snail in the BTES, conducting frog call surveys every spring, and using unmanned aerial systems to collect images of barrier island vegetation.

Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory – (Dr. Himanshu Raje) Heat shock is a predominant environmental stress.  The research in the Molecular Cell Biology Lab aims at testing the effect of heat shock on the transcription of retrotransposons (jumping genes); specifically the R1 retrotransposons located within the ribosomal DNA of Drosophila melanogaster.  The other aspect of research in the lab focuses on a potential utilization of retrotransposons as a therapeutic tool.

Zou Laboratory – (Dr. Enmin Zou) The Zou lab studies how aquatic invertebrates, primarily crustaceans, function under normal conditions and under chemical stress.  Current efforts center around the elucidation of hormonal control of crustacean molting and mechanisms for molting disruption by xenobiotics.

STUDENT RESEARCH

Faculty within the Department of Biological Sciences pride ourselves on fostering undergraduate research initiatives.  Students have the opportunity to work with any biology faculty member on a wide range of research topics from the cell and molecular level, to the organismal level, to ecosystem level processes.  Students get the opportunity to work one on one with a faculty member who will guide them through the scientific method of formulating a hypothesis, designing a research project to test the hypothesis, collecting and interpreting data, and reporting and discussing results.  Students can even earn credit towards their degree while conducting  research by enrolling in Undergraduate Research (BIOL 475).  Undergraduate research is a great way to gain hands-on experience and looks great on job and professional and graduate school résumés.

SERVICE LEARNING

There are ample opportunities for our students to experience service learning as they progress towards their degree.  Nicholls and the Department of Biological Sciences work closely with local and state resource agencies, industries, and non-profit organizations to provide a multitude of service learning activities that students can participate in through their biology courses, Biology student organizations, or just volunteering.   Students get to apply their knowledge gained in biology courses to service projects that directly impact the surrounding community and ecosystem.  Our students are involved in science communication and participation events (Biology booth at Family Day and campus events, tou lou lou races and specimen information for children), participate in projects to clean up and beautify local waterways and beaches (Bayou Lafourche Clean-up, beach sweeps), and work to enhance, restore and preserve south Louisiana’s wetlands, barrier islands, and organisms (wetland plant cultivation, barrier island and Port Fourchon plantings, oyster reef restoration, derelict crab trap removal).

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Biology Society

The Biology Society hosts events that promote biological activities outside the classroom including LUMCON Open House, Chauvin Folk Art Festival, Rougarou Festival, BTNEP Bayou Lafourche Cleanup, BTNEP Bayou Lafourche Paddle Trip, Grand Isle Bird Migration Festival, and the St. Mary Parish Eagle Expo.

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Pre-Professional Medical Association

picture of medical studentsThe Pre-Professional Medical Association at Nicholls State University is a student organization dedicated to informing and empowering future medical professionals. This mission is accomplished by offering students opportunities to volunteer in the community, providing information about scholarship and graduate school applications, and building a support network between members. Throughout each semester, several successful medical professionals from various disciplines attend PMA meetings to give guest lectures and provide insight into their role in the medical field.

Students of any classification may join by contacting Dr. Michele Robichaux or Dr. Marilyn Kilgen, advisors.

Pre-Veterinary Medical Club

The Pre-Veterinary Medical Club educates and advises students who have an interest in the field of veterinary medicine through service learning projects, field trips, and advice from practicing veterinarians.  The goals of the Pre-Vet Club are to give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom, provide students with the necessary tools to make a difference in the lives of animals, and to educate the community about the importance of animal care and safe human-animal interactions.

Students of any classification may join by contacting Ms. Christie Landry, advisor.

TriBeta

tribeta logoBeta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a nationally recognized honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.  The Nicholls Chapter of TriBeta (Mu Kappa Alpha) was formed in fall of 2015.

During the fall semester of the junior year or as graduate students, high achieving students in Biological Sciences are invited to join TriBeta.  Contact Dr. Allyse Ferrara, advisor, for information.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Department of Biological Sciences

Office Location:
114 Gouaux Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2021
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985-448-4700
Fax: 985-493-2496
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