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Biology - Environmental Biology

Western Illinois University

48 months
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15870 USD/year
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About

The Biology - Environmental Biology option offered at Western Illinois University provides a broad and diverse background of evolution, ecology, and biodiversity topics for students who plan to enter field-oriented conservation careers such as wildlife biologist, natural resource specialist, endangered species biologist, and biological science technician.

Overview

Career Opportunities for Biology - Environmental Biology

  • Field biologists with expertise in plant and animal populations, communities and ecology
  • Conservation organizations
  • Local, state and federal agencies
  • Private sector as environmental consultants
Faculty diversity and experience at Western Illinois UniversityMost of our faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees at Western Illinois University and have active, productive research programs.

For a small, comprehensive university in the Midwest, our faculty study a diverse spectrum of biological disciplines:

  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • Plant-Insect pathogen interactions
  • Molecular biology
  • Large animal ecology
  • Entomology
  • Conservation
  • Biogeography
  • Mycology
  • Microbial molecular ecology

Commitment to undergraduate education

  • Our courses are taught by faculty members, not graduate students.
  • Our institution has an active faculty advisor program and an active career advising/career development program.
  • A comprehensive curriculum which includes a variety of courses providing a strong background in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and writing.
  • Support and mentoring for students to pursue their individual interests.
  • We have libraries with Internet access to biology journals, and easily accessible computer labs for student use.

Programme Structure

  • The Environmental Biology option in Biology provides a broad and diverse background of evolution, ecology, and biodiversity topics for students who plan to enter field-oriented conservation careers such as wildlife biologist, natural resource specialist, endangered species biologist, and biological science technician.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a high school diploma and a 3.3 or higher high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) will be automatically admitted to WIU. 
  • Western is one of just two public institutions in the state that are test-optional in regard to college admissions.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15870 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15870 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Macomb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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