Timberlake Ranch
Timberlake Biological Field Station
Timberlake Biological Field Station focuses on education, outreach and research of the Colorado River and Cross Timbers and Edwards Plateau ecoregions of Texas.
Phage Discovery Program
SEA-PHAGES: Phage Discovery Program
We are part of a national collaboration studying viruses that infect bacteria.
Texas Parks and Wildlife grant
Dr. Pfau awarded Texas Parks and Wildlife grant
Dr. Pfau's research will investigate the population genetics of the declining crawfish frog.
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About Us

The Department of Biological Sciences provides a broad range of courses and other learning opportunities designed to prepare students for a diverse array of careers. Class size in advanced courses is usually small and offers individual attention. In the laboratories, students gain hands-on experience with biological techniques and instrumentation used by biologists world-wide.

Faculty and students actively engage in a wide range of research areas including ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and virology. All faculty involved in research serve as research mentors for motivated undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in participating in the process of scientific discovery.

Off campus opportunities have been increasing in the field related disciplines including development of the Timberlake Biological Field Station on the Colorado River in Mills County and study abroad opportunities.

In the Biological Sciences at Tarleton, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • deepen your knowledge of biological concepts by choosing classes from a diverse curriculum
  • make discoveries in project-based laboratory classes
  • work side-by-side with faculty on research projects
  • write a research grant and receive funding
  • present your discoveries at a conference
  • be employed as a teaching or research assistant or a tutor

TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine MOA

As a Texas A&M University System member, Tarleton State University has a formal partnership via a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). Under this agreement, up to five additional students from Tarleton State University will be admitted each year to the TAMU CMV if they meet the academic requirements of the MOA program. Specific MOA requirements.

The number of students admitted to the DVM program from each of the four MOA universities is not limited to five each. Students from each of the MOA universities may apply and be admitted through the standard admissions progress outside of the MOA. Meeting the minimum criteria for admissions does not guarantee a student’s admission to the DVM Professional Program under an MOA. 

For questions about this program, please contact: Dr. Kristin Herrmann, Pre-Vet Advisor for Biological Sciences