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Biological Sciences

About the Program

The Biology curriculum at the College of Lake County is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Science Degree. The program offers courses that prepare students for continued study toward a baccalaureate degree in Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Wildlife Management or Zoology.

Non-biology majors take biology courses to fulfill general education course requirements for transfer degrees or to fulfill requirements for health care programs.

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Career Opportunities

Majoring in Biology can lead to a wide variety of interesting and lucrative careers.

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Education
  • Cell / Molecular Biology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Dentist / Dental Hygienist
  • EMT / Paramedic
  • Field Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nurse / Nurse Practitioner
  • Optometry
  • Paleontology / Anthropology
  • Physical / Occupational / Speech / Respiratory Therapy
  • Physician / Surgeon / Physician Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary medicine
  • X-Ray / Ultrasound Technologist

Nursing MSN Pathway Opportunity

Students interested in the health professions and nursing can take advantage of a new agreement that boasts a 2+2+2 Program between CLC, Lake Forest College and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Students will earn an Associates degree at CLC, a B.A. degree from Lake Forest College and a pre-licensure MSN degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Visit the 2+2+2 program webpage for more details.

Why study at CLC?

When you take an introductory biology class at many colleges and universities, it is in a large lecture hall that holds 100 or more students. There is little opportunity to interact directly with the professor who is often more interested in research than teaching the next generation of biologists. At CLC, the professors are teachers first and dedicated to helping our students learn and understand the material. Most importantly, they cover the same material and have the same expectations as professors at four-year schools while providing the personal attention and feedback available only in small class sizes.