Department of Biology

Faculty: Jennifer Chase, John Cossel, Jr., Jamee Nixon, Ronald Strohmeyer, William Robison


  1. Graduates will be able to collect and analyze scientific data using a variety of modern techniques and resources. Students will be able to integrate the information into professionally acceptable written and oral forms. (Academic Excellence)
  2. Graduates will demonstrate academic and technical skills acquired as biology majors by their application in coursework, mentored research with formal oral and written presentation, and as life-long learners able to contribute inspired solutions to biologically relevant questions for both humanity and the living world at large. (Creative Engagement)
  3. Graduates will gain an understanding of previous and current scientific advancement and, by moral obligation, use the knowledge to increase the quality of life for all people. Graduates will also use scientific knowledge to make choices that will maximize stewardship of God's creation and the ecosystems in which we live. (Social Responsiveness)
  4. Graduates will form a coherent view of the world that integrates key articles of faith with core biological concepts. They will develop an appreciation and compassion for God's creation and a deeper sense of awe at God's role in structuring and sustaining life. (Christ-like Character) 


Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor of Science, Biology

General Biology Emphasis

Ecology/Biodiversity Emphasis

Pre-Medical Emphasis 


Bachelor of Science, Pre-Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Biology Education

See Secondary Education: Biology Teaching Area, Biology First Teaching Field, Biology Second Teaching Field


Minor, Biology