In accordance with the history and tradition of Clarke University and the BVM congregation, the Biology department provides a challenging yet supportive learning environment to foster personal and intellectual growth. We educate our students to be scientifically literate as well as socially and environmentally responsible citizens.
- Ensure that our biologists are prepared for the challenges of the future.
- Educate students across the institution by offering courses in the basic disciplines of biology, including molecular, cellular, organismal, ecological, and evolutionary, with emphasis on the interrelationships among these fields.
- Train scientists by providing the opportunity for students to perform scientific research, writing and presentations.
- Prepare students for graduate programs in the life sciences and professional programs in health care, as well as for highly competitive entry-level positions requiring a BSlevel background in biology.
Students will demonstrate:
- Biological knowledge appropriate for course level.
- A working knowledge of the scientific method.
- The ability to communicate scientific concepts and findings, both in oral and written format.
- An awareness of ethical issues in the life sciences.
- Proper use of equipment, technology, and materials appropriate for the discipline.