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A Solid Foundation

Like the living things at its essence, the field of biology is dynamic, constantly growing, rapidly changing, and replete with new discoveries and advances. Providing a solid foundation in modern biology equips our majors to take part in these discoveries.

Launch your Dreams

Our alumni enjoy a variety of exciting careers, including marine biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, physiology, ecology, secondary education, and many specialties of medicine. Many of our graduates pursue graduate or health related professional school after graduation. Our students have a 75% admittance rate to medical school and dental school. The Biology faculty and the Biology Career Advisor work together to ensure that our students are competitively prepared for their professional aspirations.

Opportunities to Explore

IWU biology students have the opportunity to conduct research with biology faculty, pursue internships and externships for course credit, and all of our majors have the opportunity to study abroad.

Noyce scholarship recipients from 2022

Noyce Scholarship Program

Investing in IWU's STEM students as the inspiring educators of tomorrow. 

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Loni Walker - Associate Professor and Chair of Biology

Department - Biology