The College of Sciences offers students a scientific education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.


Biology, Environmental Science, and GIS majors are advised by professional advisors in the office of Central Advising and by faculty in their junior and senior year.

Programs of Study

Biology offers three undergrad degrees; Biology, Environmental Science, and Geographical Information Systems. The Biology and Environmental Science degrees have several concentrations to help you prepare for graduate school or to focus your interests for a particular career.

Study Abroad 

Study abroad short courses, summers or semesters are routinely offered through our membership in the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). From time to time, the Biology Department may sponsor other study abroad field experiences.  

Other ways to take classes in the Department

Are you interested in a Biology or GIS related minor? Are you interested in taking courses at AUM as a transient student, for example, our online Animal Nutrition course?


The AUM College of Sciences strives to ensure that students have every opportunity to successfully complete their educational goals. Part of that effort is our commitment to helping students to pay for costs associated with their education.

Faculty and Staff Contacts

Biology and Environmental Science is full of wonderful faculty and staff to help you be successful. We are available by phone or email and you are welcome to stop by.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Biology and Environmental Science students enrolled at AUM may take marine biology courses at the Sea Lab in Mobile, Ala. Courses taken at this marine biology station can substitute for upper division Biology and Environmental Science elective credits.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is a way to get research experience before leaving college. As a student you will work closely with a faculty advisor on a shared research project. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable.

Faculty Research Interests

The faculty in AUM’s Department of Biology and Environmental Science are involved in a wide range of exciting research projects. Projects range from biofuel processing to anuran immunology. Please check out the individual listings of each faculty member to learn more about their specific research areas.