Biology at Calvin College
At Calvin College, we explore things—all things, in fact. We don’t mind getting our hands dirty either, as we use every tool God has given us to study, serve and sustain God's creation.
Program highlights include:
- As a student, you will have opportunities to partner with experienced professors to do research on real-world problems.
- Have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, much of which is funded by grants from institutions such as the National Science Foundation.
- Choose from academic programs that are on the leading edge of a nationwide reform movement in undergraduate biology education.
- Study with professors who are committed Reformed Christians and scientists; they teach every class the biology department offers and are accessible to students for advising.
Explore Biology at Calvin
Majors, Minors and Programs
Explore biology majors, the environmental science (biology emphasis) major, integrative biotechnology minor and more.
Explore the biology department's extensive research programs, funded by over $6 million in grants from organizations like the National Science Foundation.
Want to do real research in your first year at Calvin? Apply by March 25, 2016 for a spot in this hands-on biology course sequence.
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Story map project aims for ecological justice in Plaster Creek watershed
Students Annaka Scheeres and Charlotte Reynolds ’16 teamed up with Professor Jason Van Horn to create a digital story of the watershed and its populations.
News & Stories, March 23, 2016
An expert explores the Zika virus' threat to public health
Arlene Hoogewerf, chair of the biology department, examines the Zika virus and its threat to public health both globally and in the U.S.
News & Stories, February 23, 2016
Klamer family donates $1 million to Calvin College science, nursing programs
The family of the late Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Klamer and Lorraine Goris Klamer say the gift will honor their parents' legacy in the fields of chemistry, biology and nursing.
News & Stories, February 4, 2016
Calvin remembers Al Gebben
A woodsman at heart, a botanist by profession, Alan Gebben spent 38 years teaching biology at Calvin. He died on Oct. 17.
News & Stories, October 23, 2015
Biology student presents research at Harvard
Peter Boersma attended the Cornea Research Conference at Harvard Medical School Oct. 16-17.
News & Stories, October 23, 2015
Community gardens provide peace and produce to Calvin’s campus
Calvin's community gardens are located near the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex and near the Knollcrest East apartments.
News & Stories, October 20, 2015
Creation: A community investment
A $500,000 grant from the Towsley Foundation will support the efforts of Calvin's ecosystem preserve and Bunker center.
News & Stories, May 28, 2015
Calvin remembers Hessel “Bud” Bouma
Biology professor Hessel “Bud” Bouma III is remembered for his dedication to the college, to his discipline and most importantly to his students.
News & Stories, May 5, 2015
Thinking about Thinking
New neuroscience concentration draws on numerous disciplines
Spark, Winter 2015
Be a Phage Hunter
You can't Google this stuff!
VERGE, Winter 2014
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