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EIU Department of Biological Sciences

Study Options

Choose from three different options of study …

Biological Sciences Option: Students interested in botany, zoology, ecology and systematics, and cell and molecular Biological Sciences who want to pursue careers in Biological Sciences, including wildlife Biological Sciences, fisheries Biological Sciences, endangered species Biological Sciences, work in nurseries, garden centers, and zoos or become natural resources managers should pursue the Biological Sciences option. Students in the Biological Sciences option are encouraged to complete an undergraduate research project with a faculty mentor in the department or to apply for a research experience in Biological Sciences at another university. For more information, contact Dr. Gary Bulla at 217-581-3499 or

Environmental Biological Sciences Option: Students interested in careers in environmental sciences, including environmental consulting, environmental engineering, water treatment, wastewater treatment, public health, and environmental protection should pursue the environmental Biological Sciences option. Students enrolled in the environmental Biological Sciences option are required to gain valuable practical experience by completing a 12-week internship. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Colombo at

Teacher Certification Option: Students interested in becoming high school science teachers, specializing in Biological Sciences, and teaching upper division high school Biological Sciences courses, honors and advanced placement courses, should choose the teacher certification option. Students take courses in Biological Sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, and education and complete a semester-long student teaching experience. For more information, contact Katie Johnson at 217-581-7270 or

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Dept. of Biological Sciences

Life Sciences Building - 2070 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-7141

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