Biology: Life Science Studies

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Explore the intricacies of the Life Sciences in Biology.

The Life Sciences Studies Program offers a well-rounded education for students interested in studying biological sciences on every level from cellular studies to whole organisms. This program serves as a strong foundation for students to enter diverse career fields. 

Course Examples: Ecology, Histology, Genetics and Comparative Animal Physiology

Performance Learning
Whether you plan to start your career immediately or enter professional school after graduating, you get the opportunity to be a scientist at Millikin University. Through real-world Performance Learning experiences you'll graduate prepared to thrive personally and professionally.

Graduate-Level Research
Students gain laboratory and research experience starting day one at Millikin. Work alongside experienced faculty to craft a graduate-level research project that suits your interests and satisfies your curiosity about the natural world. Then take advantage of the opportunity to present your research findings at regional and national meetings or travel the world with immersion classes.

Leighty Science Scholarship
The Leighty Science Scholars Program is designated for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science and Physics students and offers: 

  • $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 annually) 
  • Stipend for summer research between the sophomore and junior years (up to $6,000) 
  • Graduate-level research opportunities working with experienced faculty 

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Program Highlights

Biology is core to the study of science; the depth and breadth of biological study spans fields that are as relevant and exciting as ever. Students will learn to use innovative ideas and revolutionary technologies while confronting many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Biology majors have a three-course core, take several upper-level courses of their choice and supplement their study with courses in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

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