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Elmhurst biology majors may choose from the following study tracks. If you have a specific career interest that is not represented below, talk to your advisor about creating a customized track based on your goals.

Whichever track you choose, you'll need to complete the requirements for the major in biology. See below for additional course requirements for each track.

Graduate Preparation: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Graduate Preparation: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Preprofessional Sciences: (medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine)
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Radiation Therapy
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technology)


Graduate Preparation: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
BIO 334 Invertebrate Zoology
    or
BIO 355 Evolution of Vertebrates
BIO 350 General Ecology
BIO 356 Evolution and Population Genetics
BIO 441 Plant Physiology
    or
BIO 442 Animal Physiology
BIO 451 Microbial Ecology
MTH 151, 152 Calculus I and II

Other recommended courses: BIO 321 General Microbiology, BIO 330 Comparative Chordate Anatomy, BIO 332 Plant Anatomy and Morphology, BIO 353 Animal Behavior, BIO 413 Molecular Genetics, BIO 492 Independent Research, CHM 221 Analytical Chemistry.

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Graduate Preparation: Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO 321 General Microbiology
BIO 413 Molecular Genetics
BIO 443 Advanced Cell Physiology
BIO 441 Plant Physiology
    or
BIO 442 Animal Physiology
CHM 315 Introduction to Biochemistry

Other recommended courses: BIO 492 Independent Research, CHM 221 Analytical Chemistry, PHY 111 Introductory Physics I and PHY 112 Introductory Physics II or PHY 121 General Physics I and PHY 122 General Physics II.

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Preprofessional Sciences: (medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine)
BIO 321 General Microbiology
BIO 330 Comparative Chordate Anatomy
BIO 331 Developmental Biology
BIO 430 Advanced Human Biology
BIO 442 Animal Physiology
CHM 315 Introduction to Biochemistry
PHY 111 Introductory Physics I and PHY 112 Introductory Physics II
    or
PHY 121 General Physics I and PHY 122 General Physics II

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Nuclear Medicine Technology
BIO 430 Advanced Human Anatomy
BIO 442 Animal Physiology
CHM 211-212, Chemical Principles I–II
CHM 311 Organic Chemistry I
PHY 111-112 Introductory Physics I–II
    or
PHY 121–122 General Physics I–II
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
    or
MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists
    or
PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research

Recommended courses: BIO 413 Molecular Genetics, BIO 443 Advanced Cell
Physiology. For further details, see The Dr. Dennis J. Patterson Center for the Health Professions

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography
BIO 430 Advanced Human Anatomy
BIO 442 Animal Physiology
CHM 211-212 Chemical Principles I-II
CHM 311 Organic Chemistry I
PHY 111 Introductory Physics I
    or
PHY 121 General Physics I
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
    or
MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists
    or
PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research

For further details, see the Patterson Center for the Health Professions.

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Radiation Therapy
BIO 430 Advanced Human Anatomy
BIO 442 Animal Physiology
CHM 211-212 Chemical Principles I-II
CHM 311-312 Organic Chemistry I-II
PHY 111-112 Introductory Physics I-II
    or
PHY 121-122 General Physics I-II
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
    or
MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists
    or
PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research

Recommended courses: BIO 413 Molecular Genetics, BIO 443 Advanced Cell Physiology.  For further details, see the Patterson Center for the Health Professions.

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Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technology)
BIO 321 General Microbiology
BIO 322 Virology
CHM 211-212 Chemical Principles I-II
CHM 311-312 Organic Chemistry I-II
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
    or
MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists
    or
PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research

Recommended courses: BIO 413 Molecular Genetics, BIO 442 Animal Physiology, BIO 443 Advanced Cell Physiology, PHY 111-112 Introductory Physics I-II or PHY 121-122 General Physics I-II. For further details, see the Patterson Center for the Health Professions.

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