Whether you're curious about how the human body works or you're more interested in other life forms, studying biology can open up whole new worlds of curiosities and career options. Careers in biology cover a wide range of interests and require a variety of educational levels from associate's to doctoral degrees.
The instructors, course materials and projects available in biology offer you an opportunity to explore the complexity of biological systems, develop your critical thinking skills, and change how you see the natural world and your place in it.
Inspect and manipulate images of real human cadavers on the Anatomage Table, a life-size virtual dissection table that displays realistic visualization of 3D anatomy and interactivity.
Participate in dissection.
Culture and identifying bacterial species.
Differentiate between different microorganisms or cellular components of a single organism.
BIO 157 is required for biology and science majors as well as those interested in further study in allied health areas. You’ll experience a mixture of lectures, lab work and field study. Topics include ecology, metabolism, reproduction and genetics.
- See Marla Garrison's "Damselflies of Chicagoland" on the Field Museum website. Read about "Damselflies of Chicagoland, A Photo Field Guide"
- McHenry County Field Guide
- Temples and Tropical Forest Field Studies in Belize - experience a new kind of learning through a combination of technology and in-person study