BS in Biology
Study the miracle of life with a biology degree
The Bachelor of Science with a major in biology program at Trine University takes you deep into science and explains its miracles. How can a living organism, composed of the same elements in similar proportions to a piece of rock, think and live, while the rock is inert? The study of biology explains this miracle, taking you beyond merely studying organisms and their environment.
The degree: Classic principles with the latest advancements
In the Bachelor of Science with a major in biology, you'll explore the latest advancements in ecology, microbiology, genetics, pathology and molecular biology, among others. You will receive a broad education in basic areas of biology and then be able to go in-depth into the sub-disciplines of your choice. In all courses, background knowledge will be followed by application to contemporary issues and problems.
The experience: State-of-the-art technology and research opportunities
Our program uses new technology to train you. From recombinant DNA techniques in gene cloning and chromosomal genetics to virtual dissections of digitized cadavers, you will use cutting-edge equipment in our laboratories. As a senior, you will participate in a research project and may partner with local companies, organizations and/or research laboratories.
The result: Work or research in the public and private sectors
A degree in biology prepares you for work in government and industry, such as pharmaceutical sales, teaching, environmental management and conservation, forensic science, and research. It is a valuable foundation for graduate programs in all pre-health fields (medicine, dental, physician assistant, etc.) and in other sub-specialties such as veterinary medicine, genetics, conservation, and marine biology.
Members of the Class of 2020 were able to complete undergraduate research projects through the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. See projects by Biochemistry, Biology and Chemistry students.