Explore the vast world of career opportunities in the field of natural sciences at Concordia University Chicago.

In addition to specific majors such as biology and chemistry, we also offer a “package” of courses for the student whose professional plans require a broad base of science courses, including those planning to enter medical, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary, or physical therapy graduate programs.


Applied Microscopy (BS)

Concordia’s applied microscopy program allows you to take advantage of our partnership with the Hooke College of Applied Sciences.

Concordia’s outstanding faculty and natural science programs provide excellent foundational instruction, while the Hooke College of Applied Sciences offers specialized education from its experienced staff scientists and hands-on training with a wide range of state-of-the-art microscopy instrumentation.

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Biology (BA)

In the broadest sense, biology is the study of life, which can be studied through molecular, organismal, cellular and ecological perspectives.

Concordia-Chicago offers a Biology program in which you can earn either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. As a member of the program, you will be encouraged to supplement your classroom learning through independent study in the Department of Natural Sciences.

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Chemistry (BA)

Our faculty are easily accessible if you have questions or wish to further discuss a topic, your career path or coursework. Your professors have real-world experience in chemistry and can guide you throughout your education.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Take the first step today toward your post-college career in medicine by applying for provisional early acceptance into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Apply in either your senior year of high school or up until the start of your junior year at CUC, and avoid much of the stress and costs of the graduate school application process.

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Natural Science (BA)

The Natural Science program at Concordia University Chicago is a package of courses designed for the student whose academic or professional plans require a broad base of science courses.

If you’re interested in pre-professional studies, particularly in the health sciences, you may decide to choose this undergraduate major, as most medical, dental and veterinary schools do not require specific majors in biology and chemistry.

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Pre-Occupational Therapy (BA)

Assist individuals in readapting to their work and home environments while regaining, developing and improving the skills necessary for independent living.

Concordia University Chicago offers an intensive pre-occupational therapy program that prepares you for success in occupational therapy graduate work, which can lead to your degree in the discipline.

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Meet our faculty

Our faculty are experienced scientists and researchers who combine intensive expertise and scientific knowledge, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to providing opportunities for students inside and outside the classroom—taking advantage of all that metro Chicago has to offer.