Faculty Research

Professor Stacey Raimondi and her students seek to unlock the secrets of cancer cells.
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The Center for Health Professions at Elmhurst College

The Dr. Dennis J. Patterson Center for the Health Professions

Learn from experience how to serve as an effective member of today's health care teams.

Student Profile

Returning to a Path Not Followed

After years as a business consultant, student Heather Miller is pursuing a lifelong passion for science with a research project in microbiology.

Our Arboretum

700 Varieties of Trees and Shrubs

After you check out our beautiful web site, come see the real thing.




Biology—the science of life and living organisms—offers a fascinating exploration of the origin, growth, structure, function, evolution and distribution of animals and plants. Studying biology at Elmhurst College provides a gateway to challenging opportunities in medicine and related health care fields, graduate study and research, teaching, and many industrial, agricultural and environmental applications.

Students of biology at Elmhurst discover the breadth of the science through the biology core curriculum, which emphasizes major concepts and the interrelationships among the subdisciplines of the science. This exposure to the broadest aspects of the science enables students to develop their areas of special interest through knowledge and experience in the field. Beyond the basics, the faculty has outlined several course sequences for biology majors preparing for career-oriented specialty areas.

The study of biological science can lead to an array of career opportunities, ranging from health care and veterinary medicine to teaching, agriculture and research. While many Elmhurst alumni have pursued academic careers through further study at graduate and professional schools, others have crafted successful careers directly from their undergraduate work. Elmhurst biology graduates are practicing physicians, dentists, veterinarians, osteopaths, optometrists, physical therapists and pharmacists.

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