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Biology is the study of living organisms. It is a broad-based science, one that has areas of specialization for almost anyone interested in science. From the structure and function of molecules and the remarkable interaction of plants and animals with their environment to animal behavior and toxicology, Biology is an excellent major for you if you have an inquisitive mind, are interested in science and enjoy hard work. Biologists use mathematics and their knowledge of physical and chemical sciences as tools to study living things. They routinely work cooperatively and need to possess good communication skills to present their ideas to others.
Reputation. All of the full-time faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences hold the highest degree in their field. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded science education and research grants to the department three times. Benedictine University has an excellent placement record for graduates applying to medical, dental and other graduate and professional schools.
Learn by doing. You have the opportunity to participate in research with faculty in the department, or you may want to gain a practicum experience with the doctors at Edward Hospital in Naperville or with other health specialists in the area. Many Biology majors work in our own Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum.
Faculty who care. All of the full-time faculty in the department teach their own courses and laboratories and hold study sessions with their students. The faculty are your academic advisors and mentors during the years you are in the department.
Success. After graduation, our majors matriculate into medical, dental and other health professional schools, as well as graduate schools such as Harvard, Yale, University of Chicago and Northwestern. We are also very proud of our alumni who have chosen teaching as a career.
Study the function, development, interaction and evolution of diverse living organisms.
The B.S. in Biology program, coupled with an excellent background in the liberal arts, will prepare you for graduate studies in biology leading to a career in research and/or university teaching; jobs with biotechnology companies and other industrial settings; professional studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, other biomedical specialties and law.