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Biological and Environmental Sciences

About Us

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences undertakes teaching, research, and extension functions in the land-grant tradition and offers B.S. degree programs in Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, and Plant Biotechnology. The Department fulfills its instructional mission by also offering M.S. in Biology, and Plant and Soil Science, and Ph.D. degree programs in Plant and Soil Science.

We offer excellent academic programs fostered by a supportive learning environment and low teacher-to-student ratios. In these settings, our diverse, experienced faculty provides students with individualized class instruction and mentorship. In addition to leading didactic classroom lectures, our faculty members are instrumental in providing scholarship, work-study, internship and post-graduate appointment opportunities to our students. We are avid proponents of complementing the theoretical knowledge of biological and environmental concepts, with modern-day practical application. We boast internationally recognized expertise and extensive collaborations with the USDA Forest Service, Hudson Alpha, Department of Energy, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and many state and federal agencies.





NRES Scholars Program


Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Alabama A&M University Carver Complex Thomas Wing RM 224
Dr. Wubishet Tadesse
Department Chair and Professor, Remote Sensing & GISCoordinator for Environment, Soil, and Water Sciences Program
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences 
(256) 372-4219