The biology program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts and practices of the biological sciences.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the life sciences, including cellular functioning, the organization of living things, concepts of heredity, evolutionary changes and ecological systems.
- Develop evidence-based arguments in the assessment of environmental issues and the potential solutions to address these issues.
Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning
Students will demonstrate the ability to collect, organize, analyze and communicate biological data using the tools and skills used by biologists.
- Design investigations, collect and critically analyze data and communicate results in a biological research project.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively use the skills of a biologist professionally.
Students will demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
Civic and Global Learning
Students will demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
Biblical Worldview Integration
Students will articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.