Department Pages (BIO)

Department Pages (BIO)

There is grandeur in this view of life …. from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
Charles Darwin, Origin of Species
Students at the monarch release
Photo of Dr. Roy Scudder-Davis holding a snake

At Berea College, we offer a rigorous foundation in Biology, coupled with a strong liberal arts curriculum. As a Biology major, you can expect:

  • A commitment to academic excellence;
    • Small class sizes, individual attention, and the opportunity to work closely with your professors;
      • Specialty offerings in neurobiology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and more;
        • Strong partnerships between students and faculty advisors;
          • Opportunities for biological research both in class and on- and off-campus;
            • A solid background in a wide range of biological sub-disciplines that will prepare you for graduate school, professional school, or for employment in academics, research, industry, etc.;
              • The chance to gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for life on Earth.

                Qualified students may serve as departmental laboratory and teaching assistants. Also, students may engage in faculty-directed research and independent study opportunities.

                Resources in our Program include:

                • Fully-equipped teaching and research laboratories
                  • Botany/Ecology
                    • Zoology/Parasitology
                      • Microbiology/Genetics
                        • Cell & Molecular Biology
                          • Histology & Histotechnique
                            • Developmental Biology
                              • Neurobiology
                                • Mammalogy/Ornithology
                                  • Anatomy & Physiology
                                    • Greenhouse
                                      • Animal cell tissue culture facility
                                        • Research-grade microscopes
                                          • Human physiology PowerLab systems
                                            • Small animal facility
                                              • Herpetarium