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Biological Sciences

Overview - Integrative Biology

Program Name

Biological Sciences


Integrative Biology


College of Arts and Sciences


Biological Sciences

Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Integrative Biology Specialization

Integrative Biology Specialization at SIUE

Students who are curious about living things, how they function and how they relate to the environment may want to study biology.

The curriculum in this program is designed to provide a firm basis in biological sciences for students with a variety of goals. It is an attractive major for students planning to enter graduate school or for students pursuing careers in biological research or in applied work in areas such as agriculture, conservation, and wildlife management. Students in this program may elect to concentrate in such specific disciplines as botany, microbiology, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and zoology by completing their electives through courses in these areas. Some disciplines require chemistry courses beyond the minimum requirements.

Career Opportunities

Many careers are available for people with basic or advanced training in biology. There are opportunities in botany, dentistry, ecology, education, environmental biology, fisheries biology, genetic engineering, horticulture, immunology, medicine, medical technology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, physiology, wildlife management, forestry and zoology. Technical and supervisory positions are available in federal, state, industrial and university laboratories. Environment and health-related occupations almost always require sound basic training in biology. Most students entering schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, veterinary science, chiropractic and podiatry are biology majors. Basic training in biology is essential for careers in allied health sciences, including nutrition, pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Other Biology Programs at SIUE

  • Ecology, Evolution, Environment
  • Genetics and Cellular Biology
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical Technology
  • Secondary Education Certification
  • Combined Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine Program

Contact Information

Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: 618.650.3927
Fax: 618.650.3174


Integrated Biology


Department of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Inquiries
Office Phone: (618) 650-3927
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