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Biology (BA)

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Academics / Departments & Programs / Biology / AcademicsBiology (BA)

Degree Overview

At Calvin, we explore things—all things.

From the nucleotide subunits in DNA to the regional interactions between ecosystems, you’ll uncover the depth and beauty of God’s creation. Conduct real-world research on phages, or get exposed to various medical practices while studying abroad in places like Nepal. Add a second major in psychology, education, business, or international development. And, yes, you’ll still graduate in four years.

By exploring all things, you will broaden your perspective as you dive deep into the roots of issues and their ethical implications. You’ll ask what it means to be a Christian biologist and then become one.

Program Distinctives

 
Valuable skills - We’ll equip you with scientific knowledge as well as the mindset and skills to use it well. You’ll be prepared for any field.
 
Serious about faith - We ask big questions about faith, ethics, and biology, but we don’t tell you what to believe. Instead, we give you the space and tools to explore.
 
Broader experience - Even with our rigorous programs, we provide enough flexibility for you to pursue all your passions. Double major, study abroad, play sports, or do any number of things.

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Considering a career in medicine?

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