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Whitworth University Biology Department
department of biology emphasizes breadth of knowledge about all levels of the
natural world and the practical application of that knowledge through
faculty-student collaboration in leading-edge research projects.
The biology department offers a number of degree programs that prepare students
for careers in a variety of biological, medical, clinical and environmental
fields. The curriculum for each of these programs contains the following core
courses that introduce students to the unifying principles of biology: cell
biology, animal biology, plant biology, microbial biology, ecology, genetics,
and select courses in general chemistry and physics.
Students can also choose from a variety of upper-division biology courses,
according to their career or graduate-school objectives. These elective courses
offer students laboratory and respective field experiences in various
specialized areas of biology.