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Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences Department

The Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences provides personalized, high-quality instruction and training for a variety of scientific careers and post-graduate studies. Our faculty are researchers and experienced teachers in areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to organic chemistry to environmental science. Students who major in science are active participants in research as well as in a variety of student-led organizations and campus initiatives.

Programs of Study

  • Biological Science Program
    • BS and BA Biology
    • BS Biochemistry
    • MS Biology,
        relevant concentrations in: cellular & molecular biology, physiology & developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry
  • Biotechnology Program
    • MS Biotechnology and Chemical Science,
        relevant concentrations in: biotechnology or biotechnology management
  • Chemical Science Program
    • BS and BA Chemistry
    • BS Biochemistry
    • MS Biotechnology and Chemical Science,
        concentrations in: chemical science
  • Health Professions
    • MA Biomedical Science
    • BS Allied Health
  • Pre-Professional Concentrations
    • BS Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry
    • concentrations in: pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-doctoral science, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-podiatry, and pre-veterinary medicine
    • Post-baccalaureate, Pre-professional programs

Degrees Awarded

Department Contact

Dr. Cornelius Watson
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Biology

Chicago Phone: 312-341-3678
Chicago Room: WB 816E
Schaumburg Room: SCH 600

Dr. Robert Seiser
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Assistant Chair, Graduate Coordinator
Director of CAS Academic Partnerships, Schaumburg Campus

Chicago Phone: 312-322-7139
Chicago Room: WB 914-M
Schaumburg Phone: 847-619-8758
Schaumburg Room: SCH 600-A

Dr. Kristen Leckrone
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry Coordinator

Chicago Phone: 312-341-3514
Chicago Room: WB 716-D
Schaumburg Phone: 847-619-8550
Schaumburg Room: SCH 600-J

Dr. Kelly Wentz
Associate Professor of Biology
Health Professions Advisor and Coordinator

Chicago Phone: 312-322-7107
Chicago Room: WB 914-J

Jocelyn Ashford-Yarbrough
Administrative Secretary

Chicago Phone: 312 341-6357
Chicago Room: WB 816

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