Welcome! We provide a gateway to a vibrant and dynamic community of professionals, students, and enthusiasts dedicated to the fascinating field of integrative biology. Whether you're a seasoned researcher, a student looking to explore career opportunities, or simply someone passionate about the intricate web of life, our programs offer a unique blend of resources, networking opportunities, and educational pathways to help you thrive in the world of integrative biology. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of life, connect with like-minded individuals, and embark on a journey of discovery and growth in this interdisciplinary realm. Explore the possibilities, engage with our community, and chart your course towards a rewarding career in Integrative Biology!
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IB 392: Translating your IB Degree into Career Success
In this one credit course, we will explore together what jobs and industries are available to IB grads, and how your unique set of skills makes you qualified for these positions. You will explore your own skill set and values to determine what careers and industries are right for you, and how to decide if you're a good match for a job. This will also help you plan for what experiences and skills you need to include in your final semester(s) here at UIUC!
Pre-Health in IB
IB majors are highly competitive in gaining admission to professional schools, including medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy. After this additional schooling, jobs are numerous and bring a comfortable salary. While you can gain admission to a professional school via a wide variety of majors, many students choose to major in Integrative Biology because our courses prepare students well for the necessary admissions test (i.e. MCAT, DAT, GRE) and also provide a solid foundation for the demands of future schooling. Most pre-health requirements are either required for the IB major or can be used as advanced IB courses in the major. Therefore, very little course work outside the IB major is needed to fulfill the prerequisites for health programs.