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.



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
  • Immunology


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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:

Required Courses for General Education 
BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
Required Biology Courses
BIO 112 Biology: Plant and Animal Kingdoms 4 hours
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 315 Genetics 4 hours
BIO 320 Immunology 3 hours
BIO 321 Immunology Case Studies Laboratory 1 hour
BIO 400 Origins and Evolution 3 hours
BIO 410 Biology Seminar 1 hour
BIO 420 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 hours
BIO 430 Developmental Biology 4 hours
Required Supporting Courses
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
BE 474X
or BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
BE 475X
or BE 477X
Topics in Bioethics
Undergraduate National Conference
3 hours
Required Professional Experience
Select one of the following: 1 hour
BIO 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience
BIO 406 Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
BIO 470 Undergraduate Research
CH 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience
CH 406 Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
CH 442 Undergraduate Research