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.
An exciting new course will be taught by Dr. Reinke in Fall 2020! In Local Fauna (BIO 325), you will study the major animal groups living in the Chicago area. The course will primarily occur virtually, but will also have some fun and safe field activities outdoors. Learn more in this video from Dr. Reinke.
Learn about all major animal branches in the evolutionary tree in Animal Kingdom, taught Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-2:10 p.m. in Fall 2020. The course is Remote, meaning that it is taught virtually (online), and you will sign in during scheduled class times to interact with the professor and classmates.
Looking for a General Education course that will fulfill NEIU's Social/Behavioral requirement but will also allow you to learn more about biology? Register for the Fall 2020 Introduction to Biological Anthropology course. Learn about human evolution and human variation!
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.