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