Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21 percent over the decade from 2008 - 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 40 percent of all biological scientists are employed by federal, state and local governments. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition"

Developing Expertise

Biology, the study of life, serves as the basic science for such areas as medicine, agriculture and environmental studies. At Governors State University, you receive a strong background in the basic concepts of molecular, organismic and population biology. In addition, laboratory courses give you the training you need for highly developed laboratory skills.

Ideal Environment

GSU is uniquely located where urban and rural areas meet, allowing you to explore a diverse range of complex environments. GSU's outstanding and engaged faculty combines real-world field experience with the latest research and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

You may intern at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Preserve District of Will County, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Brookfield Zoo or Argonne National Laboratory.

Outstanding Preparation

GSU combines the latest technology with innovative teaching methods to prepare you for rewarding careers in such areas as pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, education, microbiology and the environment. You are also prepared for advanced medical, dental and veterinary studies as well as graduate level work in biology.

Program Fact Sheet

Required Preparation

Applicants must meet the university admissions requirements. For a listing of recommended course work, please see GSU transfer guides.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the university requirements for a baccalaureate degree found in the GSU catalog. Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.