McNeese State University - Department of Biology and Health Sciences
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
The purpose of the Department of Biology and Health Sciences parallels the purposes of the College of Science and the University. The purposes of the department are reflected in the following: (1) preparing students for advanced study in graduate or professional schools, (2) providing graduates with skills required for employment in the discipline of their choice, (3) advancing knowledge through scientific research, (4) serving the community in matters relating to biological concerns, (5) serving scientific disciplines through professional activities, and (6) providing the instructional service to students in other areas of study within the University.
The Department of Biology and Health Sciences offers four-year programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Radiologic Sciences.
The curricula and programs within the department are listed below:
• Biological Science. This program provides individuals with a basic foundation in the biological sciences. The completion of this curriculum provides the student with the background to teach biology at the secondary level or to enter graduate or professional schools.
• Medical Laboratory Science. This curriculum is planned to prepare clinical laboratory science/medical technology students to meet the standards of modern medical practices and to fulfill the certification requirements. The curriculum is accredited by NAACLS (P. O. Box 75634, Chicago, IL 60675-5634, (773-714-8880). Upon successful completion of the curriculum the student is granted a B.S. degree and is eligible to take the national certification examination.
• Radiologic Sciences. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become competent radiographers. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences and is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification examination to become a certified radiographer.
Minor: The Department of Biology and Health Sciences offers a minor in Biology.