Biology, the science of life and life processes, includes the study of structure, function, growth, development, reproduction, origin, and distribution of living organisms. From genetics to physiology, the many branches of biology have much to tell us about what the human body is made up of, how it works, and how it is affected by what we eat, the air we breath, and every other aspect of the world around us.
The Biology/Chemistry Department at TFC offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective. The Biology Major includes every major area of biological study along with general and organic chemistry, physics, and biochemistry. The Biology major will prepare you for medical school, veterinary school,
pharmacy school, or graduate work in biology.
- Behavioral Science
- Gaining factual knowledge of scientific facts, terminology, classifications, and methods in biology.
- Learning fundamental principles and theories of biological science.
- Developing skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in medicine or scientific research.
- Developing a clear understanding of and commitment to biblical values as related to biological science.
HOW IS a BIOLOGY MAJOR DIFFERENT AT TFC?
- At TFC you will get close attention from the Biology professors. Classes vary from 5-30 students, and most labs have 8-10 students. Unlike larger schools, lab assistants are not used, so that one-on-one contact with the professor is increased.
- For students who need help negotiating the complicated requirements of pre-med, pre-nursing, or teacher education, a strong effort is made to provide needed academic counseling and advice by the science professors.
- Close association with the teaching staff also translates into opportunities for medical mission work, as well as help and references for off-campus research opportunities.
- Science teachers at TFC include a Ph.D. with a purely academic background, a Ph.D. with an industrial background, and an M.D. with 25 years of clinical background and a year of seminary training.
- The diverse background, training, experience, and philosophies of the science professors will challenge graduates from the TFC science program to critically evaluate differing viewpoints in the world of science - a world that has become increasingly varied.
- The "bottom line" for all of this is the opportunity presented to you to develop an intentional integration of faith and learning in the natural sciences, with applications in practical areas including bioethics, origins, and apologetics.
This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.
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