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A solid foundation...
The Department provides a high-quality and excellent undergraduate instruction in Biology and a solid foundation for upper division work, and gives students opportunity to broaden her/his knowledge before deciding on a specific major or profession.

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The Department offers degrees in biology, biotechnology and forensic science to prepare students for careers in government, industry, health-related professions, education, or for pursuing further study in graduate or professional schools.  

Announcing the Dr. Valeria Fleming STEM Scholarship Program

In recognition of her 55 years of service to FSU
her numerous contributions as an administrator, professor,
and researcher in the Biological Sciences
And the official launch of the
Dr. Valeria Fleming STEM Scholarship Program

You can read about Dr. Fleming HERE

Do you want to....

  • Discover a gene....
  • Cure a disease....
  • Fight crime....

We can train you !  Our BS programs in Biology, Forensic science and Biotechnology can provide training to help you secure a job or further training in graduate or professional school.


Strive to develop abilities and values, to serve our regional, national, and international clienteles, and create a nurturing and learning environment for students, faculty and staff.

New What's New?
  • The Department of Biological Sciences has some exciting events and news to share:


~Claudia Sostre has been accepted to Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine and also the University of Marlyand School of Dentistry !!!!

~Look out for the list of spring semester Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series.

~The Pre-Health Professional Society will host it's first interest meeting soon. Please revisit this site for the date and flyer.


  • Dr. Khalid Lodhi, along with the staff and faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences would like to give a big round of applause to Ms. Carla Peguese and her new appointment at a Wilmington, NC Crime Lab. She is a graduate of FSU with a degree in Forensic Chemistry. This is a huge accomplishment and we are so proud of Carla and her achievement.
  • Amber Maas, a Forensic Biology major, has been accepted into the Pathology Assistant program in Philadelphia, PA. We are so proud of the success that the graduates of the Forensic Science Program have achieved. For more information on the Forensic Science Program, please click on the link located on this website.


  • Congratulations to the first place winners of the 3rd Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, held on February 11, 2015. This competition is sponsored by the University of North Carolina General Administration. Graduate Student Jasmine Gaston, along with undergraduate student Brian Olson from the Department of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with MBA student Marin Rachev made up the winning team. The graduate team submitted their business proposal for a product named CannaMix. CannaMix is a patent-pending insecticide developed at FSU, in the Department of Biological Sciences, by Dr. Shirley Chao, Associate Professor and researcher. Join the department in congratulating Dr. Chao and her impressive team!


Pre-RISE scholars earned academic credit for Intro to College Algebra and Physical Education, while receiving an intensive preparation for fall enrollment in the Principles of Biology course through online mini-course. >> Read More

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The Lyons Science Annex

Department of Biological Sciences
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Lyons Science Annex, Room 124

Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (910) 672-1695
Fax: (910) 672-1159

Abdelmajid Kassem, Chair
Deborah Keller, Administrative Support Associate

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