Aurora University

Biology (BS)

Why study biology?

Biology is the study of living things. You should become a biology major if you wish to gain appreciation of the natural world. Enhance your problem-solving abilities, and apply the scientific method in many areas.

Why study biology at AU?

The biology program blends laboratory and classroom time. Focus on the scientific method and discover new things about the world. Our faculty help you discover your career path.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Animal behavior
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Evolution
    • Genetics
    • Physiology
    • Zoology
  • Biology is also a common half of a double major, often combined with health science or secondary education.

Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Advanced laboratory learning is at the core of the program. Enjoy state-of-the-art laboratories on campus, as well as real-life outdoors field work. Faculty will guide you toward enriching internships.

Career opportunities

  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • High school biology teacher
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Graduate school for advanced study

AU Success Stories: Where some of our graduates have interned or worked

  • Fermilab
  • Philips Park Zoo
  • University of Illinois at Chicago