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.
Each Biology student has an academic advisor with whom he/she meets at least twice a year. Advisors offer assistance with scheduling, degree plans, and preparation for future goals.
90% of our students and alumni indicated that “interaction with faculty” was a key part of their Ouachita education.
All Biology students are invited to faculty homes for dinner during their tenure at Ouachita.
Biology faculty and students participated in more than 80 off-campus presentations at the state, regional, and national level in the last year. At least 11 student presentations won awards at these events.
Members of the biology department received over $295,000 in funding for research and pedagogy from external and institutional sources in the last year. External funding sources include the National Institutes of HealthArkansas INBRE, the NASA Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The average Ouachita graduate leaves with approximately $24,367 in debt. In comparison, the national average debt for students graduating from private nonprofit universities was $32,300 in 2012, according to the Project on Student Debt.