Why Study Biology at King's?
Students at King's work in close proximity to professors as they explore the origin, growth, reproduction, structure, function, and interrelationships of living organisms. As part of King's focus on bringing about a better world, students learn to understand why connections between creation and human stewardship is truly important.
Biology students have exciting opportunities for laboratory research both in the university's research facilities and field research throughout the greater Edmonton area. The river valley is just five minutes away from campus and Elk Island National Park is only 30 minutes away--these make for perfect and regular field research trips.
Each fall, biology faculty and students participate in a three-day excursion. Students become immersed in a community experience of seeing the world from a stewardship perspective.
King's unpacked an interest in conservation biology I didn't know I had. I got involved in field learning and new organizations like the Pacific Rim campus of the Au Sable Institute, where I took a number of courses in marine biology. King's programs are very well recognized in the field and have helped me find new opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise.
Dominic Wong, B.Sc. '16 - Biology
King's is a Sustaining Partner with the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. Through this partnership King's students have the option to take field-based courses at Au Sable that emphasize sustainable community building, restoration, and environmental education. Students can study in one of five specialty areas and programs are offered at four different field station locations. For further information contact Dr. Vern Peters.
King's Biology professors and staff are committed to:
- Providing opportunities for students to study God's creation while developing a stewardship perspective.
- Providing undergraduate students with a wide breadth of quality courses and laboratory opportunities that get students the educational experience they need for future careers and lives of service.
- Teaching biology from a perspective that emphasizes foundational and ethical commitments.
- Providing opportunities for students to engage in research and scholarly discovery, modelling professional competence and community service.
Biology from a Christian perspective
Part of engaging with biology means understanding the central Christian perspectives surrounding the discipline.
You'll complete reading and writing assignments about faith and creation. Some of your classes will be opened with scripture reading and prayer.
King's biology faculty are passionate about their practice, research, and invest significant time designing courses that produce top graduates. They place a strong emphasis on engaging spiritual questions raised in the discipline and are always open to questions, conversations, and ideas in course work.
Students purchase and read selections from Biology Through the Eyes of Faith (R.T. Wright, 1989. Harper & Row Publishers) in their first year. Each course taught in the Biology program addresses issues in this reading.