Mission Statement

The Biology Department’s mission is to cultivate our students’ appreciation and care of the living world, including human life. To this end, we seek to facilitate students’ growth in the knowledge of the biological sciences, the ability to carry out and communicate scientific research, and the understanding of issues involving the interaction of biology with other academic disciplines and Christian faith.


Program Goal #1

Students will effectively identify and explain fundamental principles of life processes at different levels of structural organization.

Program Goal #2

Students carry out scientific investigation in the lab and/or in the field with competence and confidence.

Program Goal #3

Students will be able to present the findings and implications of scientific research through written research reports, oral presentation, and scientific posters.

Program Goal #4

Students will be able identify and describe a wide range of controversies, positions, and approaches to the inter-disciplinary and theological implications of biological theory.