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Are you interested in the learning about the world around you? The Biology Department at Northeastern Illinois University can give you the tools to ask and answer those pressing questions that interest you. Biology is the study of living organisms (bacteria, protozoans, fungi, algae, plants and animals); our students have the opportunity to learn about these organisms at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels.
The Biology Department has accredited programs for the Biology major (B.S. Biology), the Biology minor, the Secondary Education/Biology double major (B.A. Secondary Education/B.S. Biology) and the Biology graduate degree (M.S. Biology).
Why choose the Biology Department at Northeastern?
- You will engage directly with faculty in a small classroom or laboratory setting.
- You will practice relevant laboratory techniques, using updated equipment in renovated labs, through our intensive laboratory-based curriculum.
- You can use those lab skills, gained in the classroom, to take on a research project with our faculty in a wide range of specializations.
- You can customize your education to meet your career objectives through our flexible curriculum.
New Courses for Spring 2021
Are you looking for a course to fulfill NEIU’s boundary-crossing (ELE-X) requirement? Consider STAM 367: The Study of Light in Art and Biology, to be taught in Spring 2021 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. This interdisciplinary course is about the study of light in photography and biology. It will be taught remotely, with interactive, virtual sessions with the professor and will include lectures, hands-on exercises, and student projects. The course can also be used toward the STEAM minor. Please contact Dr. Schirmer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Another new course that will fulfill NEIU's boundary-crossing (ELE-X) requirement is the two-credit ENVI 302: Beyond the Textbook: Science in Popular Literature, to be taught remotely in Spring 2021, from 10-11:50 a.m. Fridays. In this interdisciplinary course, you will read books such as "Merchants of Doubt", by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Please contact Dr. Kasmer at email@example.com or Dr. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Whether you’re interested in a career in the biotechnology, health sciences, ecology, botany or zoology fields, or if we are on your path to an advanced degree, the Biology Department at Northeastern Illinois University is ready to give you the tools to succeed. Our students gain employment in industry, government and non-profit organizations and matriculate into medical, veterinary, pharmacy and other health professional programs and into master's degree and Ph.D. graduate programs.