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.
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.
The biology department offers a variety of bachelor’s degree programs. 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 University also has a very strong pre-med program. You also have the option of pursuing a minor in environmental science.
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Check out what courses you can expect as a biology major!
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Science and Math
Hear from HU faculty about what the math, science, and nursing departments at HU have to offer students.
It all began with a phone call. Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann contacted Huntington University’s President Sherilyn Emberton about a marketing plan competition called “Promoting the Good Works of Indiana Agriculture.” The purpose of the contest was to engage college students in designing a strategy to cultivate interest and enthusiasm for agriculture among 18- to 35-year-olds. “I initially told the lieutenant governor no because Huntington University doesn’t have...
Huntington University’s biology major is challenging, but 2006 alumnus Andrew Jackenheimer, M.D., says the rigorous expectations of HU left him feeling a year more advanced when he entered medical school than those coming in from larger schools. Andrew had not planned to attend Huntington University, but after one visit and observing a mix of faith and science, he knew HU was a unique place...
Dr. F. Collin Hobbs earned his PhD in ecological and evolutionary biology from Indiana University in 2013, and joined the faculty of Huntington University later that year. Prior to his graduate work he received a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in music performance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. His PhD thesis at Indiana University examined the biogeography and...