Illinois offers two Biology majors: Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology. If you’re interested in either of these majors, you’ll apply into our Biology program. You’ll spend your first year exploring the world of biology before deciding which path to pursue.
Biology at Illinois provides a prestigious, customizable education. As a Biology student, you'll study molecular and cellular functions. You'll also study metabolic, genetic, and physiological processes common to life from molecules through global cycles. We’ll prepare you for a competitive job market, graduate school, or health-related professional school.
72% employed or continuing education
35% employed after graduation
36% attending graduate school
$37,920 average starting annual income
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3.8 years to degree
93% freshman retention rate
77% four-year graduation rate
88% six-year graduation rate