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Biology Department

Biology studies living organisms and their relationships. Explore the origin, growth, reproduction, structure, function, and interrelationships of living organisms, as well as the human stewardship of living and non-living matter. There are exciting opportunities for field and laboratory research. Some Biology courses available include Genetics, Ecology, Ethology, Zoology, and Microbiology.

"The Biology program I took at King's opened up an interest for me in Conservation Biology. I got involved in field learning, and King's opened my eyes to a variety of really cool 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 opportunities I wouldn't otherwise have had."
- Dominic Wong

Objectives
Biology faculty and staff are committed to the following:

  • teaching biology from a historical and theoretical perspective that emphasizes foundational and ethical commitments.
  • teaching students from the creation and developing in them a stewardship perspective.
  • providing undergraduates with a breadth and quality of relevant course and laboratory work and with experiences that will enable them to prepare for a life of service.
  • providing opportunities for students to engage in research and scholarly discovery, modelling professional competence and community service.

 

Christian perspective
The department wants to be certain that all students in this program have fully engaged the central Christian perspectives surrounding biology. To do so, we require students to purchase and read selections from Biology Through the Eyes of Faith (R.T. Wright, 1989. Harper & Row Publishers) beginning in their first year. Each course taught in the Biology program addresses a sub-set of these issues.

Students are exposed to the varied personal expressions of our faculty on these subjects. We use a variety of exercises (readings and writing assignments) and disciplines (such as opening classes with scripture reading and prayer) to help students see the importance the faculty places on engaging spiritual questions raised in this discipline.

All students graduating with a degree in Biology are required to take a course in the history and theory of biology. Each fall, Biology faculty participates in a three-day ecology field trip. Students are immersed in a community experience of seeing the world from a stewardship perspective on these trips.