Biology majors don’t just learn facts about living things, they learn how to be scientists. This means they can often be found in the lab, actively engaged in research with faculty. Students have exciting opportunities for internships and research at world-class Chicago institutions like the Field Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Shedd Aquarium, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences. Biology students are well-trained by hypothesis-driven coursework. While a major or minor in biology is great preparation for postgraduate training in academic research or the health professions, our students also become competitive graduates and professionals in industry and fields like environmental policy, education and museum administration.

Department News

  • At Lake Forest, the sciences take center stage as the new Lillard Science Center, opening in 2018, is being erected on Middle Campus. Watch this video all about sciences at Lake Forest College.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Michael Peters ’17, a double major in Biology and French currently studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal.
  • He’s pursuing an MD/PhD at Penn State, yet alumnus Brian Kinsman ’09 turned to his Lake Forest College mentors for their help when he applied for—and won—a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute fellowship.
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