The Department of Biology offers degrees leading to the B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Biology. The B.S. in Biology program has two tracks; the Comprehensive track and the Pre-Health track. The goals of these programs are to support and prepare students for careers in the biological sciences, entrance into professional schools, or in education. Programs within the department encompass levels of biological organization from molecular to the ecosystem, with emphases on molecular toxicology at the graduate level. Students are encouraged to draw upon academic offering of other departments in the sciences, as well as departments in the Colleges of Health Sciences, College of Science and Technology, among others. In addition, close liaisons are maintained with NASA, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Houston and other research and academic institutions within the Houston and Texas area.

The Department of Biology is the nexus of the $5 Million, multi-institutional collaborative program, the NASA URC Center for Bionanotechnology and Environmental Research (CBER). The department takes great pride in the research and instructional quality of its faculty and graduate students. Faculty actively partner with students on advising, research, and mentoring.For more information, please visit the department's website at: http://bio.tsu.edu/

Contact Information

Degrees Offered

Dr. Warren E. Williams
Associate Professor and Acting Chair
Email: williams_we@tsu.edu
Phone: 713-313-4322

B. S. in Biology (Comprehensive Track)

B. S. in Biology (Pre-Health Track)

M. S. in Biology

Ms. Helen Pittman-Cockrell
Administrative Assistant
Email: Pittman_HJ@tsu.edu
Phone: 713-313-7005
Fax: 713-313-7932

Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology (affiliated with the Department. of Environmental Science and Technology)