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Biology Science Teacher -- Certification

Majors are offered in Biology (with options in Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Medical Sciences*, and Science/Biology Teacher Certification) and Clinical Laboratory Science leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Students intending to pursue medical careers should choose the Bachelor of Science in Biology. 

Possible Careers

  • Biology Teacher

Why Choose Biology Science Teacher-- Certification at WIU?

Few biology departments offer research and field experiences to undergraduates - a strength of our department is our commitment to undergraduate research.

Faculty diversity and experience

Most of our faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees and have active, productive research programs.
For a small, comprehensive university in the Midwest, our faculty study a diverse spectrum of biological disciplines:

  • Botany & Mycology
    • Plant Ecology
    • Fire Ecology
    • Algal Ecology and Systematics
    • Fungal Infection on Plants
  • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Virology
    • Industrial Microbiology
    • Archea
  • Zoology
    • Invertebrate and Vertebrate Biology and Ecology
    • Evolutionary Biology and Paleobiology
    • Human Biology
  • Science Education

Commitment to undergraduate education

  • Courses taught by faculty members, not graduate students
  • Active faculty advisor program and an active career advising/career development program
  • Comprehensive curriculum that provides a strong background in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and writing
  • Curriculum that allows students to pursue their individual research interests
  • Libraries with Internet access to biology journals
  • Easily accessible computer labs for student use

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available:
    • B.S.
    • M.S.
  • Major: Yes
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities:
    • GradTrac

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