Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

Biological Sciences

In the Department of Biological Sciences, Henderson State University students find opportunities to explore 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 with the next generation, and are applying their scientific knowledge in chosen professions. We also offer a concentration in wildlife and field biology for students interested in pursuing a career in conservation or environmental science.

The Department of Biological Sciences provides a curriculum that is designed to prepare students for pursuit of professional school post-graduation in the health sciences, including pre-chiropractic, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-osteopathy, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, and pre-veterinary. Our rigorous and comprehensive curriculum has a proven track record of success in preparation of students to be successful in professional schools in health sciences. 

What We Offer

  • Experiential learning
  • Travel abroad opportunities
  • Summer immersive programs
  • Ample internship options
  • Field research
  • Undergraduate research  
  • Biology Club
  • Pre-Medical Club
  • Tri-Beta
  • Small classes that encourage student-teacher interaction
  • Simonson Biological Field Station
  • Graduate with the tools necessary to succeed in your chosen field


Biological Sciences
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7571
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001