Bachelor of Science in Biology program begins this Fall
CHICAGO-- (April 2, 2013) Today, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved East-West University’s application to grant a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree beginning in Fall 2013. The new program will prepare students in the life sciences to effectively pursue careers or graduate study in the biological, biomedical, environmental sciences, and healthcare professions.
“We are thrilled to have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer this new four year degree,” said East-West University Chancellor Dr. M. Wasiullah Khan. “Many students benefit from East-West University’s inclusive mission, and our approach of offering quality, affordable higher education with personal attention in an atmosphere friendly to socio-economic diversity. This degree will allow many of our students to go further with their science education while at East-West.”
The new program is part of a commitment by the University to prepare students in the critical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields which are crucial to addressing shortages of skilled workers for jobs of the future. East-West University has recently upgraded its facilities, technology and laboratories in Biology as well as Electronics Engineering. The University will be adding one additional full-time faculty member with expertise in Chemistry or Biochemistry in the first year of the program, and a second full-time faculty member with a background in Molecular Genetics in its second year.
The new 17-story Student Life Center—currently under construction, and opening in September 2013—will feature additional state-of-the-art facilities, including a 240-bed residential capacity, an expanded library, new lecture halls, recreational facilities, and an auditorium.
East-West University is a private, not-for-profit, and non-denominational institution of higher learning in Chicago’s South Loop. East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
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