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Studying the physical and life sciences will not only prepare you for a career in the medical or research field, but will help you understand the science behind life forms from the smallest of atoms to humans to the largest of animals.

Harper college offers many degree and certificate programs in biology, chemistry, kinesiology, physical sciences and more. Courses allow you to save money, are easily transferable, and cover diverse topics. The programs are designed to prepare you to continue your education at a four-year university.

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Take transfer-ready courses. Harper College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement designed to help Illinois college students transfer easily.

By completing two years at Harper and transferring to a four-year school, you can save more than $18,000 in tuition and fees.


Explore our programs

Harper College offers a number of physical and life science career and transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:

Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study a science-related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Latest News

Get the latest news on science programs at Harper College.

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Mitch Ryba “fell in love” with science at Harper College. He is a member of three clubs, works for Harper Wellness and plans for a future in health and medicine. Read More

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The two-year Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship will award full tuition, fees and books to 1,000 students beginning this fall. Read More

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Max Mauschbaugh, a 19-year-old sophomore at UIUC, took advantage of the remote learning environment to take his physics class at Harper this spring. Read More

Get Started

To get started, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, submit a request information form, or submit an online application now.

Last Updated: 11/4/22