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Department of Biological Sciences
Prospective Undergraduate Students
Why a biology degree?
- Why a biology degree? What can you do with it? What kinds of jobs are there? Read more ...
WIU Has An Established Commitment to a High-Quality Professional Preparation
Biology Day 2013 / 2013 Zoology FYE Trip pics
Few biology departments offer research and field experiences to undergraduates - a strength of our department is our commitment to undergraduate research.
Our majors prepare our graduates to pursue careers in health care, biotechnology, conservation, government agencies, education, and a wide range of other fields.
Career opportunities available to our graduates are as varied as biology itself. Potential careers open to our graduates include the following:
- Physical Therapy
- Physician's Assistant
- Biotechnology industry
Government conservation agencies such as;
- The Department of Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- National Park Service
Private conservation organizations such as;
- The Audubon Society
- The Nature Conservancy
- World Wildlife Federation
- Museum curation
- Zoos and aquaria
Features of Undergraduate Courses
- Courses taught by faculty members, not graduate students
- An active faculty advisor program and an active career advising/career development program
- A wide variety of courses providing a strong background in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and writing
- A curriculum which supports students pursuing their individual academic interests
- Libraries with Internet access to biology and research journals
- Easily accessible computer labs for student use
Transferring Courses? Visit Transferology to learn more about whether your classes will transfer to WIU.