School of
Integrative Biology

Undergraduate Academic Programs


Majors


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Integrative Biology

Understand how the different components of life interact, from molecules through global cycles.

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Integrative Biology Honors

Complete curriculum designed to offer outstanding, highly motivated students the chance to experience all that biology has to offer at Illinois.

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IB plus Teaching Licensure

Rigorous preparation for the next generation of secondary education biology teachers.

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IPS Entomology

Entomology is currently available as an IPS major, or Individual Plan of Study.


Minors


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Integrative Biology

For students intending to have a career in a field other than biology, but for whom a background in biology is complementary.

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Ecology & Conservation Biology

Prepares students for careers in this growing sub-discipline of biology.

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Sustainability

Prepares students for pursuing careers in the corporate sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and environmental advocacy groups.


Certificates


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Certificate in Animal Behavior

The Certificate in Animal Behavior is open to all undergraduate students at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The certificate, jointly administered by the School of Integrative Biology and the Department of Psychology, allows undergraduates to obtain recognition for completing coursework that provides a foundational understanding of the study of Animal Behavior.

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Certificate in Biology of Global Change

The Certificate in Biology of Global Change is open to all undergraduate students at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Careers for which a Certificate in Biology of Global Change may be appropriate: medicine and human health, agriculture and forestry, clean energy production, environmental policy, conservation and land management, education, environmental consulting, sustainability, urban planning.

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Certificate in Forensic Science

The Certificate in Forensic Science is open to all undergraduate students at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The certificate, jointly administered by the School of Integrative Biology and the Department of Anthropology, allows undergraduates to obtain recognition for completing coursework that provides a foundational coursework in biology and anthropology to prepare for additional study in forensic sciences.

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Certificate in Infection Biology

The Certificate in Infection Biology is open to students with an MCB, BIOC, or IB major or minor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This certificate addresses a growing demand for professionals who understand infectious disease and was designed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Certificate in Integrative Health

The Certificate in Integrative Health is open to all undergraduate students at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This certificate addresses a growing demand for health-care providers that approach health in a holistic manner.

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Computational Science and Engineering Certificate

The CSE Certificate option is available to undergraduate students currently enrolled in the Integrative Biology major. The Computational Science and Engineering certificate program is designed to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to develop a solid base in problem solving using computation as a major tool for modeling complicated problems in science and engineering.

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All College of LAS Certificates

Be sure to check out the certificate programs offered throughout LAS for other ways to focus your courses and build your credentials.