Biology is the study of the structure and function of organisms and their relationships with the biological and physical world. Students must integrate biological knowledge with other sciences such as physics and chemistry.
Employment opportunities for biological sciences are expected to increase as fast as or faster than the overall job market, especially in the biological technology fields. Examples of biological technologies include genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, and cell and molecular biology, which are utilized by agricultural, pharmaceutical and medical industries. Much faster-than-average employment growth is anticipated in the health-related professions.
Limited career opportunities exist for those with an associate's or bachelor's degree. Opportunities increase along with salary levels with professional and advanced degrees.
The College of DuPage Biology/Botany/Zoology program offers general interest courses in addition to classes for biological sciences. The study of biology can be personally enriching and useful in understanding such complex issues as environmental degradation, energy use, health, food production and genetic engineering.
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
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