Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

biology department


Glimpses into the molecular basis for life have caused biology to grow in scope in recent years, and opportunities in this field are also growing.

Providing knowledge that students will need about biology in the 21st century is a goal for the biology department.

Distinct Advantages

Biology prepares students for entrance into professional schools, such as medicine, dentistry or optometry; entrance into graduate school in biological fields; teaching careers in middle and secondary schools; and research and application of biology in industry positions.

Degree Options

The biology department offers various bachelor’s degree programs in biology. Students majoring in biology may complete the professional major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree; the biology teaching program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree; or the liberal arts major in biology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Huntington also has a very strong pre-med program. You may also pursue a minor concentration in environmental science. Interested in exploring all your options at Huntington University, meeting the Biology faculty, and seeing the facilities in person? Schedule a campus visit!

Herbarium Story

Read across the nation!

The story about the university's Herbarium was so popular that it was shared across the country. Read it in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette here.

alumni impact

Advantages of Christian college education described by Huntington University alum.

Andrew Jackenheimer

Biology '06

The biology departments at HU put Andrew ahead of students at larger universities in medical school.

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news & events

Students, ‘Hoosier Grown’ team to present research at 2014 academic forumAfter a lot of hard work this year, 30 Huntington University students, including the "Hoosier Grown" marketing team, will present their research from various disciplines at the 2014 Academic Research Forum from 2:45-5 p.m. April 23.

Evans serves as editorial consultant for issue of Christian History

Evans serves as editorial consultant for issue of Christian History


Dr. Bruce Evans, professor of biology, recently served as an editorial consultant for the current issue of Christian History. Issue 107 is dedicated to the history of thought concerning the Christian church’s various responses to Charles Darwin’s ideas about naturalistic evolution, famously published in 1859. The issue is titled, “DEBATING DARWIN: How the church responded to the evolution bombshell.”.