The study of life

Biology

Using science to make an impact

Students who are part of the Biology program at Trinity study life—the structural and functional complexity of living organisms and ecological systems. Taught from a Christian perspective, the program takes students beyond learning and understanding facts to consider the ultimate meaning of the biological world, ethical issues in modern biology, and the nature of science and life.

Majors

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (B.S.)

By earning a B.S. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, your studies will encompass both biology and chemistry, along with coursework in math and physics.

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Bioinformatics (B.S.)

You love science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering—then a B.S. in Bioinformatics is for you.

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Biology (B.A.)

The world needs you—whether you are interested in pursuing a career in a biology-related field, or you are preparing for entrance into an advanced training program. Trinity offers a Bachelor of Arts in Biology to prepare you for your future.

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Biology (B.S.)

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in a biology-related field, or you are preparing for entrance into an advanced training program. Trinity offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology to prepare you for your future.

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Biology Education

When you earn a bachelor of art degree in biology education from Trinity, you won’t just study science through the lens of faith—you’ll learn to teach others , too. With this course of study, you will also minor in education.

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Environmental Science (B.S.)

The environmental science major provides opportunities for students to explore the interactions of the natural world through study and investigation, providing the foundation for Christian earth keeping.

Minors

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Minor in Biology

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in a biology-related field or preparing for an advanced training program, a minor in biology offers many opportunities to prepare you for your future.

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Minor in Environmental Studies

A minor allows you to pursue ecological careers in the area of environmental justice, natural resource management, lab and outdoor research, and government policy advisement.

Concentrations

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Pre-Med Concentration

A strong background in the physical and biological sciences will give you an advantage when you enter into doctoral level professional training programs in the health sciences.

Department Chair

Robert Boomsma

Professor of Biology; Chair of Sciences
Phone: 708.293.4618    Email: bob.boomsma@trnty.edu

Dr. Bob Boomsma ’77 has a desire to understand how the anatomical/structural aspects of animals and cells work with the functional/biochemical aspects. “I find the process of scientific discovery very enjoyable, as the limits of our understanding of the natural world continue to be pushed.”