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

  • The Neuroscience Program invites the College community and the public for a lecture on April 14 titled “Depression is for real: The road less traveled”, by Dr. Eva Redei.
  • Ann Maine, senior lecturer in biology, won the Friend of the Environment Award for the 10th Congressional District of Illinois.

  • Nine Lake Forest College undergraduates and four neuroscience faculty attended the 45th Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Oct 17-21 (2015). Students presented undergraduate research on Parkinson’s disease and they highlighted the success of the college’s neuroscience program in a special science education session.
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