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Solving the World's Most Complex Problems

Exciting. Relevant. Challenging. Contemporary.

Biology is one of the fastest growing areas of science. Biologists today use innovative ideas and revolutionary technologies to solve complex problems in our world.

The Millikin Biology Program exposes students to the broad scope and diversity of modern biology, which they can use to develop careers in the life sciences. The Biology Department is housed in the Leighty Tabor Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2002. Our faculty offices are located there, as well as several new laboratories and a greenhouse.

Biology majors benefit from a variety of career options. Research and teaching in high school or college are popular opportunities. Students in the Pre-Professional Program will prepare for entry into and success in a post-graduate medical sciences program.

  • ProspectiveStudents

    Through hands-on opportunities, graduate-level research, internships and laboratory assistant experience, you will get the chance to explore the natural world, develop innovative ideas and use revolutionary technology to prepare for your future.

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  • Programs of Study

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      Contemporary biology is one of the fastest growing areas of science; it is at the same time tremendously exciting, relevant and challenging.
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      Biology Education

      Students interested in obtaining Illinois certification to teach science, with a designation in biology for grades nine through twelve, must obtain a B.S. or B.A. degree in biology and meet the curricular requirements of the secondary education program.
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      Biology Minor

      Students may obtain a minor in biology by completing a minimum of 21 credits in biology. These credits must include the core sequence (Biology 105/155, 108/158, 300, and 305/355) and two courses from Biology Content Categories.
  • Made it Millikin: Jarius Ingram

    A great deal of Jarius’s time and studies are dedicated toward researching rhabdomyosarcoma, a disease which affected his brother Jalen, who passed away in 2008. “Jalen set my trajectory for a lot of things I do,” he explained while discussing the foundation of his biology research.