At Trinity, you will learn how God reveals Himself in creation and how all of nature reveals God’s infinite wisdom. Not only will you receive the foundation and training for a career, but you also will expand your understanding of the Creator. You will experience the excitement of knowing that your studies have a kingdom purpose: preparing you to be a faithful steward of God’s creation. To give you maximum opportunities, Trinity’s biology department maintains affiliations that will expand your educational experiences. These affiliations include: the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA); the AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies; the Lake Katherine Nature Center; the Morton Arboretum; and the John G. Shedd Aquarium.
The biology major may be used as preparation for admission into a graduate program or direct entrance into a career. The general biology track is designed for entry into medical school and graduate programs that require a general biology background, or for those seeking a career that requires a biology degree. The ecological track is for students seeking careers or graduate work in ecological areas. The allied health science track is intended for entry into graduate programs, such as physical therapy.
Trinity Christian College biology students have the advantages of being instructed by highly qualified faculty and connections to many research facilities in metropolitan Chicago. Students have been able to engage in a variety of internships in local agencies. Because classes are small, professors have time to give you the individual attention you need. When you graduate from Trinity, you will be well prepared for a career or graduate program in biology.
Students at Trinity have opportunities to put into practice what they learn before they graduate, which adds valuable experience to their résumés. Connections with research laboratories, leading industries, and regulatory agencies provide experience through part-time job opportunities. Each faculty member has research projects that students are invited to participate in. More than 50 percent of Trinity Christian College biology graduates continue their education in graduate school. Our alumni are teaching, working in laboratories, and conducting research. They have careers as doctors, physical therapists, physician’s assistants, cancer researchers, pharmaceutical researchers, environmental biologists, and college professors.
The focus of the biology department is to introduce students to the structural and functional complexity of living organisms and ecological systems. It seeks to bring a Reformed Christian perspective to its science in terms of the ultimate meaning of the biological world and the nature of science. This serves as a basis for addressing ethical issues intrinsic to modern biology, relating these ideas to perspectives that students develop in general education courses.