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Biological Sciences (BS)

Biological Sciences (BA)

Minor in Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences provides programs for both Biology majors and non-majors. For its majors, the department offers seven different concentrations. Selecting a concentration allows students to have a moderate degree of specialization in one of several areas. 

  • Integrative
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Medicine and Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology

Students will also have a number of opportunities for learning outside the classroom, including a program of seminars, internships and opportunities for research with a faculty member.​

Additionally, the department provides courses for the life science components of non-biology majors (e.g. nursing, physical education, chemistry, environmental science, psychology) as well as prerequisite courses for those who intend to later apply for entrance elsewhere into specialized programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and dentistry. The Department of Biological Sciences provides those students with both academic and career counseling during their years at DePaul University.​

A student completing a major in the Biological Sciences will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a mastery of content within their chosen field of Biology
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of fields and approaches within Biology
  3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the relationships among Biology and other fields
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process
  5. Critically analyze scientific information
  6. Design and analyze a scientific experiment
  7. Articulately communicate scientific information in both written and oral forms
  8. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the relevant technical skills that are necessary for a successful transition into professional schools, graduate programs, or careers in science​