The Biology Department offers a selection of courses that can prepare the student for admission to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health professions. Students can also prepare to enter graduate schools to train for research careers in such areas as biochemistry, environmental science, molecular biology, genomics, microbiology, and veterinary science. In addition, a number of Biology graduates become teachers in the public school system. A few Biology graduates have even received law degrees where their knowledge of biology and science in general has proven to be invaluable.
Tougaloo College ranks among the top 50 U.S. institutions whose graduates earn Ph.D's in science and engineering disciplines. Listed as one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review (2006 and 2007 editions) and the only Mississippi institution ranked among the top 20 liberal arts institutions in the nation by Washington Monthly (2006).
Scharri Ezell Walker, Ph.D.