The biology department at Calvin offers a number of majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. Whether you’re planning on going to medical school, working for a pharmaceutical company, or shaping environmental policy in Washington, D.C., we have courses to suit your vocational goals.
Biology (BA)Build a biological foundation that will launch you into a diverse set of careers. You could land in public health, pharmacy, microbiology, zoology, and more.
Biology (BS)Study the living things that make up our world. With an emphasis on research, this is the ideal program if you are interested in pursuing scientific research or an advanced degree in biology or medicine.
Neuroscience (Biology)Master the mechanics of the human mind. Research disorders and diseases that affect the nervous system. Explore a field that draws on many disciplines and touches all areas of human behavior.
Environmental Health and ConservationStudy and promote the living systems that make up God’s creation. Prepare for an impactful career in conservation, advocacy, research, and beyond.
Biology Secondary Education Major
Biology Secondary Education Minor
Integrative Biotechnology MinorBiotechnology is a field that is seeing tremendous job growth as healthcare, industrial, and agricultural sectors seek innovative solutions to meet consumer demands. As a biotechnologist, you will manipulate genes and cells to design products and methods that are useful and beneficial. Consider this interdisciplinary minor as a complement to other science-related majors to prepare for careers in this growing field. In this program, you will take courses in chemistry, biology, and computer science to gain the technical expertise and critical thinking skills needed to use biotechnology well. You will gain hands-on experience with DNA analyses, cell culture, bioinformatics, gene cloning, and making transgenic organisms.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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