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Biological Sciences The Department of Biological Sciences provides excellent educational preparation in the pre -professional areas of study for students interested in medicine, dentistry and other allied health professions, or graduate study in biomedical sciences. The Department also prepares students for CAREERS as environmental scientists and secondary school biology teachers. BS/MD Program is a component of the Meharry Medical College Center of Excellence (COE) supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The purpose of the program is to increase the number of culturally competent African American physicians serving medically underserved populations as well as to assist with alleviating health care disparities. Biology students conducting water quality analysis of various water samples Chemistry The Chemistry Department offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses and programs in chemistry to prepare students for careers in chemistry and to provide the chemical understanding required for a variety of other fields. Chemistry faculty maintain a program of excellence that provides foundations and support for several different concentrations including: (1) the General Chemistry Concentration, which is tailored towards pre- professional CAREERS, such as pre-medicine or pre- pharmacy; (2) the ACS Certified Professional Concentration in Chemistry that is accredited by the American Chemical Society; and (3) the Forensic Chemistry Concentration. Chemistry students using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer to analyze structure of a chemical compound Computer Science The Department of Computer Science seeks to meet the computer science needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation by producing graduates who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to be productive computer scientists. The department provides the basic education necessary for CAREERS in computer science Page 11 and related fields, such as software development, security, network and systems administration, support specialist, database Vex Robotics Workshop administration. The department seeks to prepare students for graduate study in CS and to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills in CS that will allow students to pursue careers in these disciplines and closely related disciplines. Academic Viewbook