The College is closed for Thanksgiving break from Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27. Visit the Campus Hours page for more information.


Welcome to the Biology program at College of DuPage. Majors in the sciences include biology, botany, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, pre- pharmacy, pre-veterinary sciences, wildlife biology and zoology.

Advising Information

    Choosing the Appropriate Introductory Biology Course: BIOLO 1100 or 1151


Academic Information


Contact Information

Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

Natural Areas

Learn about the natural areas on the College of DuPage campus.


  • Spotlight: Tsige Gebreslasse

    Tsige GebreslasseBiology

    “I loved my time at COD. It was a great start at my own pace and provided an education that has been a wonderful foundation for everything I’ve learned since then. I also experienced undergraduate research opportunities that I don’t think I would have received anywhere else. The practical elements taught in the lab at COD were things I’d never seen. In my home country, it was all theory

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  • Spotlight: Molly Heinz

    Molly HeinzBiology

    COD exceeded all my expectations. I really cannot stress enough how incredible the Honors program is here. The courses are challenging but manageable, and the professors are funny, engaging and really make you think.

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  • Spotlight: Leticia Lozano

    Leticia LozanoBiology

    “I love research and I love the human aspect of science. Our body can be seen in so many ways, and there’s so much to see beyond what we can with our eyes. Whatever direction I go in, I will make it count. I have been introduced to some of the most amazing professors."

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  • Spotlight: Mark Tom

    Mark TomBiology

    “COD has gone far beyond in assisting me to achieve my goal of becoming a doctor. Hands down, the best gift I have received from College of DuPage is the confidence to transform my dreams into a reality.”

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  • Spotlight: Kotryna Staputyte

    Kotryna StaputyteBiology

    “Like-minded students who challenge and motivate me to do my best surround me at College of DuPage. High quality professors also motivate me to chase after my goals."

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  • Spotlight: Jake Slinkman

    Jake SlinkmanBiology

    "My professors have really impacted my life, and I know I am better because of the influence they have had on me. They really care about their students and that is great to see."

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  • Spotlight: Olivia Martin

    Olivia MartinBiology

    "COD was a really good choice. I pushed myself all the same to try new things and to just discover what I like more and what I can perform better in."

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  • Spotlight: Austin Ahlert

    Austin AhlertBiology

    "I've thought about either working at a zoo or an aquarium. I would probably prefer the zoo because I'm leaning toward specializing in one animal." 

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  • Spotlight: Nahiris Bahamón Fernández

    Nahiris Bahamón FernándezBiology

    During her studies at COD, Nahiris Bahamón Fernández received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, the largest private scholarship for transfer students.

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COD 50th Anniversary


50th Anniversary Preview

College of DuPage will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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