Thank you for your interest in Alcorn State University and for visiting our webpage, which is designed to provide you with pertinent information in regards to our academic and research programs.

Our department is staffed with qualified faculty, staff, and students of diverse academic and research backgrounds. It is comprised of a multicultural student body from across the globe and is the largest department on the Alcorn State University campus. The department has been recognized nationally for its production of undergraduate biology majors. Our undergraduate and graduate students are afforded research opportunities on and off campus. It is interconnected to Biotechnology which shares a vital connection between the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Our noted success has been attributed to our dedicated faculty and staff, our multi-talented student body, academic advising and mentoring, support provided by the university, and the assistance of our talented graduate teachers and research assistants.

Please feel free to explore our webpage and let us know if we can further assist you. We look forward to you joining the Alcorn Family and being housed in the Department of Biological Sciences.


Dr. Marta Piva
Professor of Biology/Interim Chair

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