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Department of Biology and Chemistry

Preparing Students for Success in the Sciences

The Department of Biology and Chemistry, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provides an environment in which students can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith into their lives as scientists. The department offers four undergraduate majors (allied health, biochemistry, biological sciences, and chemistry) and two minors (biology minor and chemistry minor) and the Master of Science in Biotechnology program, while also offering courses that meet the goals of the General Education program and lend support to students in other majors. Additionally, available research and conference opportunities complement students’ classroom learning and prepare them for graduate or professional studies and for success in their chosen careers.

Mission Statement

The Department of Biology and Chemistry serves God through the integration of a Christian perspective into the disciplines of biology and chemistry and the preparation of Christian men and women to serve in leadership or support roles in these sciences.

Meet the Faculty

Philip Cox, PhD

Philip Cox, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry. Learn more about the department and our faculty.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.