Department of Biological Sciences

 The Department of Biological Sciences promotes academic excellence and varied instructional approaches to foster the development of life-long learning in Arkansas Tech University students. The Department strives to: meet the general education needs of all undergraduates; provide specialized academic instruction appropriate for Departmental majors; and address ancillary instructional requirements beyond the scope of general education for outside majors. Departmental faculty contribute scholarly works to the wide array of disciplines embraced by our varied programs and degree offerings. The Department also provides expertise to individuals, academic entities, and professional societies.  



Degrees and Programs


Undergraduate Degrees


This program is designed with the flexibility to prepare students for a career within the biology field upon graduation or for graduate school should they choose to pursue that path.


Environmental Science

This program teaches practical skills in animal and plant taxonomy and geographic information systems as well as chemical and biological assessment of water resources. 


Fisheries & Wildlife Science

This program educates a diversity of people so they are able to make wise decisions and take prudent actions regarding the management, productivity, and sustainability of our fish and wildlife resources. 

Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technology degree will train students to conduct imaging procedures for medical diagnosis with small amounts of radioactive materials.


 Graduate Degrees

Fisheries & Wildlife Science

This program was established in the Fall of 2000 to build on Arkansas Tech University's longstanding tradition of educating fisheries and wildlife professionals.


Virtual Tour

Launch 2021 McEver Hall


Students in the Department of Biological Sciences, except for Allied Health Science (AHS) program majors, are required to complete a common core consisting of:

Graduating seniors, except those in AHS programs, will be required to complete the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) in Biology as part of the assessment plan for the Department. Students will take the test during assessment week of the semester of planned graduation.

Adjunct Faculty Opportunities


Contact the Department of Bio Sciences

McEver Hall 34-E

1701 North Boulder Ave

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 964-0294