Biology graduates more students within the Natural Sciences than any other major, and is one of the largest and fastest-growing majors on the Ouachita campus.
Our majors receive a well-rounded biology education, giving them a good foundation for a health-related profession, graduate school or careers in biotechnology, industry or natural resource management.
A significant number of our students are accepted for summer research experiences, both on campus and off-campus. Our faculty receive funding to enhance the student research experience from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health Arkansas INBRE, the NASA Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, the Arkansas Academy of Science, the Ross Foundation and the Cossatot River State Park.
90% of our students and alumni indicated that “interaction with faculty” was a key part of their Ouachita education.
90% of our alumni indicated they would recommend the Biology program at Ouachita to students wishing to enter the same or similar professions.
The average Ouachita graduate leaves with approximately $19,000 in debt. In comparison, the national average debt for students graduating from private nonprofit universities was $27,650 in 2008, according to the Project on Student Debt.