Trinity offers a Bachelor of Science in biology for students with broad interests in the life sciences. It includes opportunities for study and research at an advanced level. Biology courses are also integrated into several interdisciplinary programs, including biochemistry/molecular biology, biomathematics, environmental studies, and neuroscience.
The B.S. in biology is designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of biological processes and the methods used to expand scientific knowledge. While our biology courses stress fundamental principles, students also have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in specific areas of interest, including animal behavior, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, evolution and ecology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, physiology, and plant biology.
The B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology consists of a combination of courses from the departments of biology and chemistry. A degree dedicated to the fields of biotechnology and the chemistry of life processes, it prepares students for graduate study or medical school.
The major in environmental studies offers opportunities for specialized study in three concentrations: environmental science, environmental policy, and environmental arts and humanities.
The B.S. in neuroscience is a multi-disciplinary program designed to provide an understanding of the nature and functioning of the nervous system from the molecular to the behavioral level. Courses, taught by faculty from the biology, psychology, and chemistry departments, offer a broad spectrum of topics and approaches to the study of neural systems' structure and function.
Trinity also offers a minor in biology for those who complete 21 credit hours in the discipline, including courses and labs in biological fundamentals and upper division courses.
The biomathematics minor combines the study of biology, mathematics, and engineering science. Students examine questions at the intersection of fields such as ecology, genetics, and neuroscience with probability, statistics, and mathematical modeling. The minor requires 18 core hours, plus 7 hours of advanced study and 3 hours of contemporary topics in biomathematics.
The environmental studies minor provides an interdisciplinary study of Earth's environment and how human beings interact with it. The required courses address environmental issues from natural science, economic, and sociocultural perspectives. The minor requires at least 12 hours of lower division courses and at least 9 hours of upper-division courses.