Programs | CALPS | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Programs | CALPS | SIU

Interdisciplinary Programs

Biological Sciences

This major includes specializations that prepare students for careers in Biology Education (secondary school teaching), Biomedical Science (including pre-health professions), and Ecology (interdisciplinary community and ecosystem studies).

Environmental Studies

Students concentrate on core and elective courses from a variety of colleges in a focused, integrated, interdisciplinary study of the environment. You can learn more about environmental issues, take part in case studies, and explore internship opportunities.

Fermentation Science

The Fermentation Science program will initiate you into modern visages of this ancient practice, preparing you for a career in fields ranging from production and quality control for alcoholic beverages to fermented foods such as cheese, sauerkraut and bread.

Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry

The program is designed to offer advanced training in biochemistry, biophysics, bacteriology, genetics, immunology, microbial physiology, virology, mycology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, and structural biology


Physiology seeks to understand biological function spanning the range from molecular mechanisms to medical problems. The discipline of physiology is uniquely positioned among the biomedical sciences to span the gulf between exploring the most fundamental aspects of biology and the most practical and applied problems of human and animal health.

High School Teacher's Certification

In coordination with the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Science administers licensure programs for students who wish to teach biology or mathematics at the secondary level.  Requirements for science teaching majors can be found in the Biological Sciences and Mathematics sections of the SIUC Undergraduate Catalog.