DR. ROY DARVILLE, CHAIR
The Department of Biology offers programs of study with a major and minor in biology. A life science major or minor is available for the Teacher Education Program for secondary-level certification. The department also serves other academic disciplines by providing biological knowledge and skills needed in those areas.
Students may take biology and environmental studies courses offered at AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan. Further details may be found in the International Education section of the catalog and from the chair, Department of Biology.
The department is committed to teaching the fundamental skills and techniques of biology, exploring how biology as a science is a way of knowing about life, instilling a desire for further study in biology, and integrating science and the Christian faith.
Students who major in biology will:
1. Compare favorably in their knowledge of biological terms and concepts with those students completing
a similar program statewide and nationwide.
2. Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method through understanding of biological concepts and acquisition of laboratory skills.
3. Develop a world-view that incorporates biology.
The Department of Biology provides financial assistance in the form of four-year scholarships for B.S. biology majors or B.S.E. Life Science majors. Students who desire to teach life science in the public schools or wish to pursue careers in environmental studies are given high priority. For additional information concerning the scholarships or to request an application package, please contact the department chair at:Dr. Roy Darville, ChairDepartment of Biology