What will I learn?

If you dream about having a major role in tomorrow’s breakthrough discoveries—and shaping how we understand life on Earth—a Bachelor of Science in biology from UNO can help make it happen. As the only Carnegie-certified public research university in New Orleans, UNO gives you the chance to start making those discoveries right here on campus, while completing your undergraduate degree.

Our graduates go on to succeed in careers that are as diverse and interesting as they are, and they’re regularly admitted to the top graduate and professional schools in the country. Whether your future lies in research biology, education, health care, or another field you haven’t even considered yet, a B.S. in biology from UNO will prepare you to ask the hard questions, tirelessly seek answers, and make discoveries that lead to progress.

UNO’s undergraduate degree in biology will immerse you fully in the world of the natural sciences and scientific research. Our faculty are committed to providing high-quality instruction and excellent laboratory research opportunities for all undergrad students. Your first two years will consist of a series of required core courses. Then you’ll be eligible to take any upper-level elective course you choose, so you can identify your own area of interest and study exactly what you need to achieve your goals.

  • Explore core concepts for biological literacy: evolution, biological structure-function relationships, information flow, pathways and transformations of energy and matter, the connections and interactions of living systems, and more.
  • Learn how to communicate scientific information and research findings to a broad audience.
  • Examine what goes into the scientific research process and how to critically evaluate scientific literature.
  • Interpret and accurately communicate data and analyses, and draw biological inferences from raw data.
  • Generate biological data using scientific techniques and instrumentation, as well as laboratory and field techniques.
  • Collaborate as part of a laboratory or research group.
  • Use quantitative reasoning, modeling, and statistics to describe living systems.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$14,190.00 (10,65,315) per year
I-20 Amounts: USD $15,797

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May, October 2022

Start date

26 January 2022


College of Sciences

1100 Science Building, University of New Orleans,

2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high school qualification and achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions.

For international students

Students must have a high school qualification and Must have achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. English Language Scores: TOEFL 70; IELTS 6.0, Duolingo English Test – Minimum 95.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of New Orleans

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates