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. Graduates from Trinity are prepared to go into any number of fields, including environmental conservation, research, or even bioethics.
Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!
Most Biology majors complete their degrees in 3-4 years. 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.
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.
The Biology major is a versatile, broad-based degree that emphasizes microbiology, cell and molecular biology, genetics and various biological systems. Students with this degree pursue careers in industry or research in a variety of different settings.
At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.
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:
|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|
|Introduction to Bioethics
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
|Topics in Bioethics
Undergraduate National Conference
|REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE|
|Select one of the following:|
|BIO 306||Scientific Applications Professional Experience||1 hour|
|BIO 406||Advanced Scientific Applications
|BIO 470||Undergraduate Research||1 hour|
|CH 306||Scientific Applications Professional Experience||1 hour|
|CH 406||Advanced Scientific Applications
|CH 442||Undergraduate Research||1 hour|
|Environmental Conservationist||Forensic Biologist|
|Clinical Research Associate||Science Advisor|