Active Research

Our location in the heart of Louisiana provides us with research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, including evolution, ecology, marine biology neuroscience, and genetics.

The Department of Biology at UL Lafayette investigates a wide range of research questions across many areas of the biological sciences. We are actively engaged in research and education as one of the largest biology programs located on the Gulf Coast.

Discover the Possibilities

We're unlocking the secrets to cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, novel energy-harvesting materials, atmospheric and underwater acoustics, sensor development, radioactive dating, and more.

With our physics undergraduate and graduate programs, you can get involved with our world-class and interdisciplinary research while studying the foundations and latest developments in physics.

Expertise in coastal ecology

UL Lafayette’s expertise in coastal ecology and ecosystems prepares students for careers in the oil and gas industries, coastal protection and restoration, environmental sciences, and geology.

Our interdisciplinary approach in the School of Geoscience enables us to look at the underlying science of major societal issues.

Hybrid Programs

Our Informatics Program offers a new bachelor’s degree with concentrations in business, healthcare, media technology, and systems administration.

Our interdisciplinary studies enables students to work with faculty to create hybrid programs and take courses in multiple fields of study.

Making Data Useful

Computer Sciences graduate student Nicholas Lipari is using 3-D technology to make big data useful. He is using data collected when Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana to create a way to monitor real-time data.

Our computer science program offers concentrations that range from computer hardware and applied computing to artificial intelligence and game design and is home to the Center for Advanced Computer Studies.

Hands-On Experience

At UL Lafayette, you are going to see all the complexities of chemistry right in front of you.

Our programs focus on the theory behind chemistry, but then you're going to put those theories to practice. You'll see it all — not just think about it.

Diverse Course Work

Our programs let you understand and harness the power of math through undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs with comprehensive and diverse coursework. Our faculty members are world renowned, and conduct research with millions of dollars in funding.

Become fluent in the language of the universe — see what our programs can offer you.

College of Sciences

The Ray P. Authement College of Sciences at UL Lafayette brings faculty and students together who are passionate about exploration and discovery. We encourage collaboration and independent thinking so you can find ways to better understand, explain, and positively impact the world around you.

At UL Lafayette, accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists conduct groundbreaking research side-by-side.

We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, informatics, mathematics, and physics with a range of concentrations and specializations.

September 30th, 2016

Grant & Melissa Gibson Lab Dedication

The formal dedication ceremony for The Grant & Melissa Gibson Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory was held on 9... Read More ➝
September 27th, 2016

In the news - Sea anemones could help hearing loss in humans

Professors Glen Watson, Karen Smith and Pei-Ciao Tang of our department of biology were featured in the recent... Read More ➝
September 22nd, 2016

Biology mentor workshop

On Saturday morning, 10 September 2016,  the department of biology held a Mentoring Workshop in Oliver Hall. After a... Read More ➝
October 28th, 2016

Halliburton Science Day 2016

Thinking of choosing a major in the sciences? Come to Science Day! Halliburton Science Day 2016 will be Friday, 28... Read More ➝