The mission of the Aquinas College Biology Department is to provide an environment that
fosters learning, critical thinking, and scientific literacy through courses in molecular, cellular,
organismal and environmental biology. Through excellence in classroom instruction,
laboratory experiences that support critical concepts and opportunities for independent
research, we strive to prepare students to pursue careers in the life sciences and health
- To provide biology majors and minors with the skills and background they will need to
pursue careers in the life sciences, compete successfully for positions in graduate and
pre-professional programs or gain certification as biology teachers.
- To provide students taking specific biology courses to fulfill requirements within their
programs of study (nursing, athletic training, psychology, etc.) with the practical knowledge
of biology that they will need in their chosen fields.
- To provide liberal arts majors with an exposure to the
methodologies biologists use to investigate the living world
around them, and sufficient background to understand and discuss biological
concepts they will encounter in the
popular press and media.