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Academics

The biology department at Calvin offers a number of majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Whether you're planning on going to medical school, working for a pharmaceutical company or shaping environmental policy in Washington, D.C., we have courses to suit your vocational goals.

Programs

Majors

B.S in Biology
B.A. in Biology
Environmental science

Minors

Biology
Integrative biotechnology

Education programs

Biology major and minor for secondary education majors
Integrated science major for elementary or secondary education majors

Honors

Honors program requirements

Curriculum

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Pre-Professional Programs

Calvin offers a number of pre-professional programs related to the field of biology:

Pre-Medicine
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Veterinary
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physical therapy
Pre-Occupational therapy
Pre-Genetic counseling
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physician’s assistant

Forms

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Public Health

Check out a multi-disciplinary program in Public Health.

 

Courses

The biology department offers over 40 courses each year:

General college biology courses
Pre-professional courses
• Program of concentration basic courses
• Program of concentration advanced courses
Research and Practicum courses
Seminar courses

Phage Research

A two-semester research based biology sequence for 20-24 first year Calvin students. Originally this course was supported by a grant from the HHMI's National Genomics Research Initiative. Freshmen make real scientific discoveries by doing research on bacterial viruses, called phage.