Human Sciences

COLLEGE TO CAREERS FOCUS AREA:

Natural Sciences

By studying one of the Natural Sciences programs at City Colleges, you can take the first step toward launching your career as a biologist, engineer, researcher or chemist. Complete an associate degree and you can save thousands of dollars on the cost of your bachelor’s degree when you transfer to a four-year college or university.

Enroll in a Natural Sciences program at City Colleges and you will:

  • Take classes in state-of-the-art laboratories as you learn to apply scientific methods and principles in both academic and career environments.
  • Take advanced coursework while preparing to transfer to a four-year university, saving up to $40,000 on the cost of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Transfer easily to a four-year college or university through one of the guaranteed admission or dual degree programs that City Colleges has established with four-year universities across the country. These programs simplify the transition to a bachelor’s degree program after you complete your associate degree.

Academic Partners

City Colleges has developed transfer and articulation agreements with several four-year institutions to ensure the credits you earn transfer as you continue your educational journey.

  • Arizona State University
  • Columbia College
  • DePaul University
  • Dominican University
  • East West University
  • Fisk University
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Loyola University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Resurrection University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Learn more about the partnerships City Colleges has developed to provide you with a smooth transition from City Colleges graduation to the college or university of your choice.


Degree & Certificate Programs

Our certificates and degrees work together to build your qualifications and career.


Natural Sciences Pathways:

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Life Sciences
  • PATHWAY

    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Biology
  • Basic CERTIFICATE

    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Biology
  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Biology
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Physical Sciences
Mathematics
  • PATHWAY

    • Mathematics
  • Basic CERTIFICATE

    • Mathematics
  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

    • Mathematics
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Ready to Start?

City Colleges of Chicago is an open enrollment institution
and students are accepted year-round.

The first step in enrollment is completing an online application here.