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Majors & Minors

Trinity offers a Bachelor of Science in biology for students with broad interests in the life sciences. It includes opportunities for study and research at an advanced level. Biology courses are also integrated into several interdisciplinary programs, including biochemistry/molecular biology, biomathematics, environmental studies, and neuroscience.


Bachelor of Science in Biology

The B.S. in biology is designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of biological processes and the methods used to expand scientific knowledge. While our biology courses stress fundamental principles, students also have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in specific areas of interest, including animal behavior, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, evolution and ecology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, physiology, and plant biology. 

Interdisciplinary Majors

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology consists of a combination of courses from the departments of biology and chemistry. A degree dedicated to the fields of biotechnology and the chemistry of life processes, it prepares students for graduate study or medical school. 

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

The major in environmental studies offers opportunities for specialized study in three concentrations: environmental science, environmental policy, and environmental arts and humanities.

  • Environmental science prepares students for graduate programs and for careers in laboratory and field monitoring and evaluation of environmental data.
  • Environmental policy provides an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of environmental policy, environmental justice, and environmental issues. It prepares students for  graduate programs in public policy and other social sciences and for careers in non-profit, education, and government.
  • Environmental arts and humanities offers an opportunity to develop interpretive, expressive, and critical skills and talents in areas of art, literature, and the humanities in the context of environmental issues.

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

The B.S. in neuroscience is a multi-disciplinary program designed to provide an understanding of the nature and functioning of the nervous system from the molecular to the behavioral level. Courses, taught by faculty from the biology, psychology, and chemistry departments, offer a broad spectrum of topics and approaches to the study of neural systems' structure and function.


Minor in Biology

Trinity also offers a minor in biology for those who complete 21 credit hours in the discipline, including courses and labs in biological fundamentals and upper division courses.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Minor in Biomathematics

The biomathematics minor combines the study of biology, mathematics, and engineering science. Students examine questions at the intersection of fields such as ecology, genetics, and neuroscience with probability, statistics, and mathematical modeling. The minor requires 21 core hours, plus 7 hours of advanced study and 2 hours of contemporary topics in biomathematics.

Minor in Environmental Studies

The environmental studies minor provides an interdisciplinary study of Earth's environment and how human beings interact with it. The required courses address environmental issues from natural science, economic, and sociocultural perspectives. The minor requires at least 12 hours of lower division courses and at least 9 hours of upper-division courses.