Welcome

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the largest university in the Chicago area – home to 27,000 students, 15 colleges, and the largest medical school in the USA. Research expenditures at UIC annually exceed $335 million, making it one of the top research universities in the nation.

The Department of Biological Sciences is one of five natural science departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We offer undergraduate and graduate training opportunities in all major areas of biology, including molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, neuroscience, ecology, and evolution. We are currently composed of 32 tenure-track faculty, 6 non-tenure track faculty, 23 staff, 110 graduate students, and together we teach and mentor 2,000 biology majors, and 70 neuroscience majors. The Department also co-teaches, with the Department of Chemistry, 430 biochemistry majors at UIC.

We invite you to explore our webpages and learn more about the department, and its research, teaching, and outreach missions.