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Jeffrey Laursen, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Laursen, Ph.D.

Office: 2112 Life Science Annex
Phone: 217-581-3914
Fax: 217-581-7141
Email: jrlaursen@eiu.edu
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Dr. Jeffrey Laursen, associate professor of biological sciences, currently serves as coordinator of graduate study. The graduate program offers a Master of Science in Biological Sciences and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Sciences in Environmental Life Sciences.

Dr. Laursen ’s research interests are in parasitology and animal diseases. He is currently studying the relationships of snails and their trematode parasites, and the interactions of environmental stressors on host/parasite relationships. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1993.

Admission to the graduate program in biological sciences requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of Biological Sciences. Please contact Dr. Laursen or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.

  Master of Science: in Biological Sciences