Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University! Our faculty have active research programs many different fields of biology from genetics and neurobiology to evolution and ecology. As a graduate student of Biological Sciences at ISU, you will have the opportunity to get involved with cutting-edge research programs. Our graduate student organizations provide opportunities presentations/discussions of research and social interactions.

For a list of program requirements, refer below. These links also contain checklists for our current graduate students.

Depending on your research interests, you may want to join one of our sequences. Sequences are mentored by our faculty and come with a set of recommended courses that are organized by research topic. Our sequence coordinators will work with each student individually to find the best combination of courses.

Lists of recommended courses for the different sequences can be found here: