Areas of Study

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  • 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 may go into medicine, dentistry, optometry or veterinary medicine. Programs also are available for students interested in pre-physical/occupational therapy or pre-medical technology, molecular/cell biology, and environmental biology.

Undergraduate Programs

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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.