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Why a biology degree?

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WIU Has An Established Commitment to a High-Quality Professional Preparation

Biology Day 2013  /  2013 Zoology FYE Trip pics

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

Our majors prepare our graduates to pursue careers in health care, biotechnology, conservation, government agencies, education, and a wide range of other fields.

Career opportunities available to our graduates are as varied as biology itself. Potential careers open to our graduates include the following:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Veterinarian
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Government conservation agencies such as;
    • The Department of Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
    • The Environmental Protection Agency
    • National Park Service
  • Private conservation organizations such as;
    • The Audubon Society
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • World Wildlife Federation
  • Museum curation
  • Zoos and aquaria

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Features of Undergraduate Courses

  • Courses taught by faculty members, not graduate students
  • An active faculty advisor program and an active career advising/career development program
  • wide variety of courses providing a strong background in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and writing
  • A curriculum which supports students pursuing their individual academic interests
  • Libraries with Internet access to biology and research journals
  • Easily accessible computer labs for student use

Transferring Courses? Visit Transferology to learn more about whether your classes will transfer to WIU.