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Department of Biological Science

The Department of Biological Science at TU prepares graduates for the challenges of a rapidly-changing science while developing the skills needed to excel in writing and science literacy, ethical reasoning, critical thinking and communication, and the ability to adjust to modern society’s complex technological components.

All programs can be customized to suit a student’s individual education and career objectives. Our flexible degree options are enhanced by personalized advising, small class sizes, easily-accessible professors and motivated student peers.


Our alumni have established themselves in the fields of biotechnology, organismic biology, cellular biology, environmental biology, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and medical technology. From genetic laboratories to public health organizations, our graduates leave campus well equipped to work in many areas of biological science. Biological science graduates also have chosen to continue their education at other prestigious graduate schools around the world.

life cycles

Research shows life cycles evolve more in simpler ecologies

Life is full of compromises, which can limit change. For animals with multiple stages in...

wheat virus

Wheat virus research published in Plant Disease journal

A University of Tulsa plant virologist’s 2015 wheat virus research on the dominant strains affecting Oklahoma...