Dept. of Biology
30 N. Brainard St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5181

Home of the Biology Department
Our immersive, research-rich biology and biochemistry programs are located in the new Wentz Science Center--come check us out!
Summer Research
Summer is research time in the Science Center! Students can receive a stipend to collaborate with faculty on a research project. You can read more about undergraduate research at North Central or see how to apply to the summer program (application deadline is in Winter term).
Semesters are Coming!
North Central is moving to semesters in 2019-20! Watch for a new research-based introductory course and other improvements to the Biology curriculum. You can preview the curriculum and check out four-year plans.
Be a Citizen-Scientist
North Central College is now a partner in the Chicago Botanical Garden's budburst project, a citizen-scientist project to monitor effects of a changing climate on plants in our area.
Research Posters
Summer research students present their work at a poster session early in Fall term, the culminating event in our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC)
Field Courses
North Central students interested in fields such as ecology, botany and zoology have opportunities to work in the field at local or remote sites. Pictured here are Greg Ruthig and his students, who traveled to Africa for a recent field course, Natural History of Bioko Island.