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The Department of Biology engages and supports students in a dynamic learning environment that promotes a broad, integrated, and interdisciplinary understanding of biological systems. We value and mentor students as colleagues in inquiry, blurring the lines between scholarship and teaching.
Biology students study the science of life. Through classroom study, hands-on laboratory experience, and undergraduate research opportunities, biology students at Trinity become knowledgeable, disciplined, and, simultaneously, flexible in their abilities to think across biological scales and subjects.
Biology at Trinity provides a broad introduction to the biological sciences and an opportunity for study and research at an advanced level. Biology courses employ hands-on, experiential learning, both in the laboratory and off campus. With access to numerous undergraduate research opportunities, students work side-by-side with faculty members on intensive research projects and present their findings at conferences and publish them in leading academic journals.
Our graduates are equipped with powerful intellectual tools that enable them to engage successfully in the career of their choice and make decisions as informed and critically thinking global citizens. Trinity students with biology degrees are successful in a broad range of careers, including health professions. Over the past 10 years, more than two-thirds of our majors who applied to medical school have been accepted.
Biology professor David Ribble discusses the unique aspects to the biology major and interdisciplinary programs at Trinity.