Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Medical Sciences (Pre-Health Professionals)
  • Science/Biology—Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology

Why Choose Biology at WIU?

  • Research and field experiences are offered to undergraduates
  • Field trips to natural areas
  • Access to the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station, a 1,689 acre natural area along the Mississippi River
  • Student participate in laboratory experiments in both core and upper-level courses
  • Participate in departmental organizations including Tri-Beta, Pre-Professional Club, Zoology Club, BGSA, and Students for Sustainability
  • Students in the teacher licensure program participate in a number of outreach activities throughout their program, including science fair judging, coordinating events for Science Olympiad, participating in Biology Day, and working as assistants in introductory biology labs
  • Opportunities to take classes in other countries through study abroad programs

Program Availability

  • Macomb

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Illinois Natural History Survey
  • McDonough District Hospital
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service