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.
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.
IWU biology students can explore new ideas and integrate biological knowledge while gaining experience with techniques in cutting-edge laboratory research.
Experiential learning plays a positive role in the career outcomes of our college graduates and is an important curricular option for IWU students.
Biology faculty believe all students can benefit from a study abroad experience. We work with our students to carefully plan their study abroad coursework. All students-even those interested in pursuing medical/professional school can study abroad.
Many of our majors are also Division III student athletes.
Pre-Health Advising at Illinois Wesleyan provides support for students who are considering a career in healthcare.
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