Calvin biology students working at computers

Calvin’s bachelor of arts in biology major places less emphasis on research, allowing you to combine the program with other majors like psychology, business, international development studies, or education. As a biology student at Calvin, you will explore what it means to be a Christian scientist, take a wide variety of courses ranging from immunology to anatomy to cellular biology, and learn how to think about the world from a biological perspective.

Course Requirements


Honors: You must complete three courses in biology with honors, submit an honors thesis, and earn a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major to satisfy the college’s honors program.

  1. From the biology major’s required courses, one will normally be the honors section of 160 or 161. Alternatively, this requirement could be met by contracting with an instructor for honors credit in BIOL 141 or 230.

  2. Two honors courses must be taken from courses numbered 313-364 (excluding 354), the details of which will be worked out by the student and instructor at registration for the courses.


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