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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Biology



What will I learn?

Like the living things at its essence, the field of biology is dynamic, constantly growing, rapidly changing, and replete with new discoveries and advances. Our majors are equipped to take part in these discoveries with a foundation in all important areas of modern biology, through the required core of courses in our curriculum. Benefiting from our university-wide emphasis on the liberal arts, students will come to understand, and not just memorize, the core principles of science and other disciplines.

After Graduation

Illinois Wesleyan's biology program prepares majors for graduate study in biology, for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, environmental science, forestry, osteopathy, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy or paramedical programs, for teaching biology at the secondary level, for positions in research in industrial laboratories and for government field work. Many of our graduates continue their education at institutions such as the University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and Duke University. Our alumni enjoy a variety of exciting careers, including marine biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, physiology, ecology, secondary education, and many specialties of medicine.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$49,284.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Liberal Arts

1312 Park Street,



61701, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must showing a secondary school/college background that would indicate a high probability of success at Illinois Wesleyan both in terms of grades received and types of courses completed. Other English language requirements: A minimum score of 500 on paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students have to complete secondary school/college equivalent to U.S.

English Language Requirements:

Students with a test score of TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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