The graduate program in Integrative Biology (IB) is housed within the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy. The student curriculum for this program permits students to develop their own research focus and PhD project while also building a strong foundation in integrative biology under the active mentorship of our diverse faculty. Students in IB take a variety of core and elective courses in which they are introduced to both to faculty research and to approaches to integrative research in organismal biology. Our students have the opportunity to utilize the diversity of expertise at the University of Chicago and affiliated institutions, including the Field Museum of Natural History and Argonne National Laboratory, and to take courses across the sciences and beyond. In addition to our thriving departmental academic community, there are numerous weekly seminar series exemplifying diverse aspects of the biological sciences (e.g., evolution, ecology, behavior, integrative biology, development, genetics and molecular biology, neurobiology and computational neuroscience) that bring in researchers from around the world.
Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.