Experiment with your options… not your future.

Earning your biology, biochemistry, or chemistry degree at Rockford means getting both sides of the equation just right: a foundation in the liberal arts that offers you critical thinking and effective communication skills along with intensive and innovative study in a field you love. We offer an American Chemical Society certified major in chemistry, an integrated major in biochemistry and three different tracks in our biology programs (cellular & molecular biology, evolution & ecology, organismal biology).

Majors and Tracks/Concentrations:

  • Biology (B.A., B.S.) — concentrations in Cellular & Molecular Biology, Evolution & Ecology, Organismal Biology
  • Biochemistry (B.S.)
  • Chemistry (B.A., B.S., ACS–certified)

American Chemical Society (ACS)
1155 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-227-5558
Fax: 202-776-8258

Course Descriptions and Requirements
Rockford University’s Chemical and Biological Sciences department offers students the opportunity to either major or minor in biology or chemistry, as well as majoring in biochemistry. Degree requirements for these programs can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Department Information

Chemical and Biological Sciences
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5166

Matthew Bork Ph.D.
Dept. Chair Chemical & Biological Sciences/ Assistant Prof of Chemistry


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