Biological Sciences

Delve into the ever-changing science of life

Gain an immersive, captivating look into the world around you. With guided lab experiments, you begin to understand first-hand the complex nature of life on this planet.

From the smallest cells to the largest ecosystems, discover how everything connects. Nurture your fascination in the infinite complexities of life when you study Biological Sciences at CLC.

Why study Biological Sciences with us?

Nearly all your courses are lab-based. Active learning reinforces topics covered in the lectures. Gain hands-on experience working with laboratory equipment such as microscopes and spectrophotometers. As you uncover facts through testing and experimentation, you develop concrete critical thinking skills.

Your instructors know you by name—not number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the biological sciences.

You learn the same materials studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.


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  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Courses in the program

We offer a wide range of courses in Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Wildlife Management, Zoology—and so much more!

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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    Kamden Kuklinski

    Transfer student

    “CLC was a really good option for me. I think it was the perfect way to go because it was very affordable. The smaller class sizes and community feel definitely made it feel like home.”

    Kamden studied biological sciences at CLC, then transferred to Lake Forest College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience. He works at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis doing biomedical research as he prepares for graduate school.

    Read Kamden's story

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