Department of Biological and Health Sciences

The Biological and Health Sciences Department includes Biology, Conservation and Ecological Health, Health Science, Neuroscience, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (offered jointly with the Chemistry Department).

Together, these five majors share a core curriculum designed to introduce you to the underpinnings of biological and health sciences and teach you how to read, write, produce, and speak about science. With this firm foundation, you will be well-positioned to enter the workforce or pursue further education.

Opportunities and Activites for Majors

  • Internships
  • Student staff Positions
  • Student-led Clubs
  • Domestic and Abroad Programs
  • Awards and Scholarships
  • Research
  • Honors

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Meet Our Faculty Biological and Health Sciences Faculty

BHS Faculty serve all majors in the department. Several of our majors also partner with faculty from other departments. View all the BHS Faculty and Staff to see the full listing of faculty who teach in our department.


Brian Hunt, Ph.D. Headshot

Brian Hunt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological and Health Science
Raymond Lewis, Ph.D. Headshot

Raymond Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Mrs. Coreen Ogilvie, M.A.T. Headshot

Mrs. Coreen Ogilvie, M.A.T.

Adjunct Instructor/Lab Associate
L. Kristen Page, Ph.D. Headshot

L. Kristen Page, Ph.D.

Ruth Kraft Strohschein Distinguished Chair & Professor of Biology
Nadine Folino Rorem, Ph.D. Headshot

Nadine Folino Rorem, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Allison Ruark, Ph.D. Headshot

Allison Ruark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological and Health Science
Meredith A. Sommars, Ph.D. Headshot

Meredith A. Sommars, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Jovanka Tepavčević, Ph.D. Headshot

Jovanka Tepavčević, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Nathaniel J. Thom, Ph.D. Headshot

Nathaniel J. Thom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of Biological and Health Sciences, Director of the Neuroscience Program
Dana K. Townsend, Ph.D. Headshot

Dana K. Townsend, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological and Health Science
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Location and Contact Info

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430 Howard St,
Wheaton, IL 60187


Information for Prospective Students

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