Incoming Freshmen should apply for admission to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and choose Biology as your intended major. Freshmen in Biology will take an introductory course in Integrative Biology (IB) and in Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). Just prior to sophomore year, students will consult with an advisor and decide between Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology or the Biology Teacher Education Program for their final major.
By studying biology at Illinois, you'll experience a prestigious, highly customizable education that will allow you to follow your dreams. We'll prepare you for a competitive job market by developing your technical, research, and analytical skills both inside and beyond the classroom.
All early action applicants will automatically be considered for a BEST Merit Scholarship, which will include a $5,000 award and a year of mentorship from the Directors of IB and MCB. BEST scholarships incorporate Biology, Experience, Scholarship, and Training that will be beneficial to you as an incoming freshman.
We are excited you have chosen to apply to Biology at Illinois! We can't wait to see you!