Whether she was freezing samples in liquid nitrogen or dissecting human muscles on a cadaver, biology major Cori Van Gorkom ’12 never felt out of place in her white lab coat. “Some of the greatest times I’ve had have been in lab,” she said. “We apply what we learned during lectures, and each experience gives me a deeper appreciation of the complex world in which we live.”
Students in the Biology Department will be given a thorough education in foundational biological principles, in addition to being exposed to the most recent developments in the field of biology.
Opportunities to gain practical experience are available through class time spent in labs equipped with state of the art equipment, including a cadaver lab for students desiring to pursue a career in the health professions. Students can also be involved in research projects with biology faculty or participate in off-campus study programs.
As a biology student, Cori feels confident that her experience at JBU will prepare her for applying to and entering medical school. “Experience is a key part of JBU’s program, and it taught me to appreciate what I was studying. Biology has an immediate application to life,” said Cori. “What we learn in class is happening in our bodies and in our yards. It’s amazing to see how God has designed it all, and how He has intricately put everything together.”