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Be engaged in God’s world.
Biology majors don’t just study life, they also get to live it! Your professors will prepare you professionally and invest in you personally throughout your time at TIU. Learn what it means to think in a critical and God-honoring way, pursue excellence in academia, and engage with contemporary issues in the field of Biology.
- 48-49 credit hours
- 5 faculty/adjuncts
Did You Know?
As a biology major, you will have the chance to participate in research projects that are not only presented in class, but also at an undergraduate national conference.
Major requirements total 48-49 hours. This includes 24 hours of required Biology courses, 3-4 hours from a restricted list of Biology courses, 15 hours of supporting courses, and 6 hours of Bioethics courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:
- General Botany
- Origins and Evolution
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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
The information in biology textbooks was once cutting-edge research… and someone had to do the behind-the-scenes work to discover it. You will have the opportunity to seek professional internships and off-campus research programs as you advance in your studies. Graduate from Trinity prepared to go into any number of fields, including environmental conservation, research, or even bioethics.
Career Objectives Include:
Charles Flowe, ’12
“Coming to Trinity and deciding to major in Biology was one of the best decisions I ever made."
- Environmental Conservationist
- Laboratory Technician
- Clinical Research Associate
- Forensic Biologist
- Product Tester
- Zoo Biologist
- Science Advisor
|Required Courses for General Education (12 hours)|
|BIO 111||General Biology||4 hours|
|CH 111||General Chemistry I||4 hours|
|MA 121||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4 hours|
|Biology Core (24 hours)|
|BIO 112||Biology: the Plant and Animal Kingdoms||4 hours|
|BIO 210||Ecology and Field Biology||4 hours|
|BIO 220||General Botany||4 hours|
|BIO 315||Genetics||4 hours|
|BIO 400||Origins and Evolution||3 hours|
|BIO 410||Biology Seminar||1 hour|
|BIO 420||Cell and Molecular Biology||4 hours|
|Elective Course (3-4 hours)|
|Choose one from the list below or from courses offered in Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences from Au Sable Institute as approved by the Chair of the Department of Biology|
|BIO 310||Microbiology||4 hours|
|BIO 320||Immunology||3 hours|
|BIO 330||Animal Physiology||4 hours|
|BIO 340||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4 hours|
|BIO 341||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4 hours|
|BIO 430||Developmental Biology||4 hours|
|BIO 440||Microbial Physiology||4 hours|
|BIO 450||Independent Study||1-3 hours|
|BIO 460||Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy||4 hours|
|Various courses selected from Au Sable Institute May Term, Summer Semester I, or Summer Semester II offerings as approved by the Chair of the Biology Department (4 hours)|
|Required Supporting Courses (15 hours):|
|CH 112||General Chemistry II||4 hours|
|CH 211||Organic Chemistry I||4 hours|
|CH 212||Organic Chemistry II||4 hours|
|CH 320||Biochemistry||3 hours|
|Required Bioethics Courses (6 hours)|
|BE 474X||Introduction to Bioethics||– or –|
|BE 476X||Undergraduate Bioethics||3 hours|
|BE 475X||Topics in Bioethics||– or –|
|BE 477X||Undergraduate National Conference||3 hours|