Welcome to the IU Northwest Department of Biology
Biology is the study of life and living organisms and their vital processes, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biology provides students with a rigorous general background in the study of life sciences and prepares them for science-related jobs requiring bachelor level training or graduate or professional school. The requirements in chemistry, mathematics, and physics maximize the students' future opportunities and provide a strong background in fundamental biology. The program prepares students for professional or research-oriented careers and graduate work in a selected area of biology.
Students who major in biology can concentrate their study in:
- Pre-professional Study and Bio-Medical Science (i.e., professions in human health fields)
- Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
- Environmental Science
- Organismal Biology