In the Department of Biological Sciences, Henderson State University students find a wealth of opportunity to explore their fascination with life in all its forms. Graduates of the program have gone on to prestigious graduate and professional programs, entered the classroom to share their passion for science to the next generation and found challenge in the business world applying their scientific knowledge for companies and organizations. We also offer a concentration in Wildlife and Field Biology for students interested in pursuing a career in conservation or environmental science.

At Henderson State, you will find a variety of courses that develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the living world. Our small classes encourage discussion and active student participation, enhancing your academic experience by interacting with your classmates and professors.  With hands-on research, the use of new technology, travel abroad, and ample internship opportunities, Henderson’s biology majors are supplied with all the tools necessary to succeed in the field. 

With a biology degree from Henderson, you will have a unique set of analytical and scientific skills that will make you a marketable prospect for a wide range of careers, including education, industry, paramedical areas, and even government.  If graduate work is what you’re seeking, our program provides a strong foundation for the continuation of your academic career. Whichever path you choose, you can be certain that Henderson’s biology program will arm you with the knowledge you need to excel in your scientific career.


In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Biology, students can pursue a minor in the subject. This 20-hour program allows students to complement their major programs in a variety of areas, from business to pre-law.



Henderson State students benefit from the expertise of the experienced professors comprising the university's biology faculty.  Our faculty consists of dedicated professors whose main goal is the success of their students.  Join in a wide range of exciting research projects in a department in which faculty get student-assisted and personal research into the eyes of the professional world through publications in several biology journals and texts.


Biology courses include:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology

Other courses


  • Medicine
  • Teaching
  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Agricultural and Food Scientist 
  • Geneticist
  • Biological Technician
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Botanist

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Brett Serviss, Ph.D., department chair
1100 Henderson Street, Box 7571
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5158