A completed Concordia University Chicago admission application
Official transcripts of all college coursework from each institution attended
Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-Chicago approved international credentialing service. Concordia-Chicago accepts evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
A certified document pledging financial support for the student's first year of study and without any unexpected events, enough funding from the same or an equally dependable source for the following years
Proof of graduation from a secondary school
72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - CUC's DI code is 1140
6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
6.0 on the Password Skills Test
Successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School (ELS) or certificate of Completion of Program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director
Students who major in biology typically prepare themselves for careers in research, health care, environmental management, and education (in primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and at science museums, aquariums, zoos, parks and nature centers). The job outlook in biology is promising. Specialty areas within the field of biology include biotechnology, forensic science, environmental policy, education and science writing.
Concordia University Chicago’s Biology program offers a variety of courses that reflect the broad spectrum of studies in the biological sciences. Our liberal arts preparation is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career directly after graduation and for those continuing their education at the graduate level or in professional schools.
We offer both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree options. This allows you to choose the degree that best suits your needs. For those interested in studying biology in graduate school or pursuing a career in health sciences, a bachelor of science degree is recommended. Those interested in careers as a laboratory technician or in allied health care, such as nursing, should consider the bachelor of arts degree.