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 an annual $2,500 ($10,00 over four years) scholarship designated for high-achieving biology, chemistry, engineering science and physics students and includes graduate-level research opportunities and a summer research stipend. Learn more at


Program Highlights

Contemporary biology is one of the fastest growing areas of science; it is at the same time tremendously exciting, relevant and challenging. Students will learn to use innovative ideas and revolutionary technologies while confronting many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Biology majors are required to take at least one course and earn a grade of C- or better from each of six biology content categories.

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