Students at SIC can study a variety of topics within the biological sciences, including Biology, Botany, Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Biotechnology. With 3 well-equipped life science laboratories, students are able to participate in hands-on activities that allow them to experience first-hand what research and life in a lab can be like. The highly educated instructors go above and beyond to help students gain an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the living world. In addition to majoring in biology and biotechnology, students may also enroll in one of the pre-professional tracts including pre-chiropractic, pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, and pre-veterinary medicine.
Graduates from SIC’s biological science programs have found great success upon transferring to universities, enrolling in graduate programs, and in establishing careers. Recent graduates have continued on to become successful pharmacists, family practitioners, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, veterinarians, and physical therapists, just to name a few. Interested students can contact any one of the department faculty members via the links below for more information or to schedule a visit to one of the life science classes.
- Pre-Chiropractic - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Dental - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Medicine - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Occupational Therapy - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Optometry - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Pharmacy - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Pharmacy - years 1 & 2 (SIU-E Transfer)
- Pre-Physical Therapy - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Physician Assistant - years 1 & 2
- Pre-Veterinary Science - years 1 & 2