School of Biological & Environmental Studies

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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    Biology Education

    This program is designated for students interested in obtaining Illinois certification to teach science, with a designation in biology for grades 9-12.
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    Biology: Life Science Studies

    This program offers a well-rounded education for students interested in studying biological sciences on every level from cellular studies to whole organisms.
  • Biology: Pre-Professional Studies

    If you're preparing for a career in healthcare, the Biology: Pre-Professional Studies tracks will provide you with a rigorous curriculum that prepares you for health-related fields, complete with innovative research opportunities.
  • Environmental Studies Major

    Environmental Studies Major

    This humanities-focused major prepares students for a career in analyzing the environment and advocating for a green society. Learn the history, policies, ethics and laws that protect the global environment.


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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.
  • Environmental Studies Minor

    Environmental Studies Minor

    Millikin is a great place to study the environment. The Environmental Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed to improve your knowledge of the relationship between humans and the natural world.
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    Biomedical Engineering 3+2

    This program focuses on the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes.