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Biology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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What is Biology?

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.

Post-Graduation Success1

N/A

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

N/A

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,258
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $38,064

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,708
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $55,854

International

  • Tuition: $37,098
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $58,244
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