Welcome to the Biology program at College of DuPage. Majors in the sciences include biology, botany, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, pre- pharmacy, pre-veterinary sciences, wildlife biology and zoology.

Advising Information


Academic Information


Contact Information

Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

Natural Areas

Learn about the natural areas on the College of DuPage campus.


  • Mark Tom

    Mark TomBiology

    “COD has gone far beyond in assisting me to achieve my goal of becoming a doctor. Hands down, the best gift I have received from College of DuPage is the confidence to transform my dreams into a reality.”

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  • Kotryna Staputyte

    Kotryna StaputyteBiology

    “Like-minded students who challenge and motivate me to do my best surround me at College of DuPage. High quality professors also motivate me to chase after my goals."

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  • Jake Slinkman

    Jake SlinkmanBiology

    "My professors have really impacted my life, and I know I am better because of the influence they have had on me. They really care about their students and that is great to see."

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  • John Visone

    John VisoneBiology

    After earning his Associate in Science degree, Visone plans to enter pharmacy school. "I couldn't have done it without College of DuPage."

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  • Olivia Martin

    Olivia MartinBiology

    "COD was a really good choice. I pushed myself all the same to try new things and to just discover what I like more and what I can perform better in."

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  • Austin Ahlert

    Austin AhlertBiology

    "I've thought about either working at a zoo or an aquarium. I would probably prefer the zoo because I'm leaning toward specializing in one animal." 

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  • Nahiris Bahamón Fernández

    Nahiris Bahamón FernándezBiology

    During her studies at COD, Nahiris Bahamón Fernández received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, the largest private scholarship for transfer students.

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  • Brittany Ruttenberg

    Brittany RuttenbergBiology

    “COD’s variety of class options, especially nights and weekend classes, and the off-campus centers gave me the flexibility to work and attend school full-time.”

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