Experiment with your options… not your future.

Earning your biology, biochemistry, or chemistry degree at Rockford means getting a foundation in the liberal arts that offers critical thinking and effective communication skills, along with intensive and innovative study in the field you love.  We offer American Chemical Society-certified majors in chemistry and in biochemistry, and two different tracks in biology (biomedical sciences, and conservation & wildlife).

Additional information about these programs can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Want to know more?  Below, you can click a link to the catalog description for each of our majors and minors.  You’ll also find downloadable files listing all the course requirements for each major and minor, and a file with a suggested 4-year timetable that’ll keep you on track to complete all the courses you need for your new major!

Majors and Tracks/Concentrations:

Biology Program

  • Biology Major, B.A.
  • Biology Major, Biomedical Sciences Track, B.S.
  • Biology Major, Conservation and Wildlife Track, B.S.

Biochemistry Program

  • Biochemistry Major, B.S.
  • Biochemistry Major with ACS Certification, B.S.

Chemistry Program

  • Chemistry Major, B.A.
  • Chemistry Major, B.S.
  • Chemistry Major with ACS Certification, B.S.


  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor

The most up-to-date information on these programs can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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

Chair, Dr. William J. Doria