Students in Loyola's biology program benefit from hands-on laboratory experiences, research opportunities with faculty, and a robust curriculum. Together, these experiences create a holistic learning environment that prepares graduates for successful admission to graduate and professional schools or for direct entry into the field. More than half of majors go on to medical, dental, or graduate school—with acceptance rates to professional schools that are nearly twice the national average.
Loyola's Donnelly Science Center features state-of-the-art instructional labs and facilities for cell culture, neurobiology, forensic analysis, anatomy, and microscopy. Take advantage of our 24/7 Bio Student Learning Center and additional spaces designed for studying and group work.
Biology's Solidarity Statement
Loyola offers a holistic approach to the college experience, one where you can take an active position in being a committed member of the community on campus, while also paving the way for your career by shadowing and volunteering off-campus.
From the small class sizes and student-to-faculty ratio here to the school spirit evident in the stands of sporting events, Loyola is a place that fosters personal relationships and encourages engagement within its community—which is something I absolutely love.
At Loyola, I was able—and encouraged—to explore different academic areas before committing to a single career path. I loved being able to integrate topics from different disciples into my daily life. With a Loyola education, I created a major that reflected my passions, combining biology with writing and a minor in sociology.
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Learn about the field of forensics and acquire the lab techniques needed to conduct crime scene investigations.