Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences offers two degree programs to provide a diversity of education and training for the wide breadth of careers in biology. Note that you can switch between programs but this is best done early in your time at ISU. Getting directly involved in research is an important part of your professional development for many careers. We encourage you to participate in research for at least one semester during your time at ISU. For more information see the overview webpage on undergraduate research.
In the Biological Sciences Program students take courses from cellular biology to neurobiology to ecology. Within this program, we have six sequences. The General Biology sequence provides the broadest training for all types of careers in biology. The other sequences enable you to receive coursework and other training for more specific areas (Conservation Biology; Physiology, Neuroscience & Behavior; Plant Biology; Teacher Education; and Zoology) .
In this program, courses focus on understanding of cells, cellular components and the functions of genes.The Molecular Cell Biology program provides a solid foundation for students seeking careers in medicine, entry level positions in biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry, government, and as a basis for graduate studies in molecular biology.
For more information about the MCB undergraduate program contact the coordinator Erik Larson by e-mail or phone 309-438-7694.