Students in the Biology department will be given a thorough education in foundational biological principals, 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 the labs, equipped with state of the art equipment, including a cadaver lab for pre-health professional students.
Students can also be involved in research projects with biology faculty or participate in off-campus study programs.
Students have full use of JBU's biochemistry labs, which are equipped with some of the latest technology in the field.
Professors are constantly conducting individual research, and students have the opportunity to work alongside professors in relevant scientific research.
All equipment is made available to students in the classroom and for undergraduate research.
Human anatomy students are given the unique opportunity to participate in cadaver dissection. John Brown University is one of only two universities in the state of Arkansas that make cadaver dissection available to undergraduate students!
Students get to conduct experiments with human and animal organ systems.
Marine biology students spend time in the Florida Keys during n intensive spring-break study trip
Students participate in and join the Celebration of Academics, presenting senior projects and research to the public. (pictured left)
Laboratories in human physiology include surgical procedures and experimental manipulation of live non-human vertebrate specimens.
Areas of further interest include:
Pre-Professional Studies: Prepares students to apply to graduate or professional schools in the areas of medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, etc.
Allied Heath: Designed for students who desire to pursue further training in fields such as nursing, physician's assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
Field Biology/Naturalist Studies: Prepares students interested in studying living things in their natural environment for such careers as zoo keeping, wildlife management environmental education, etc.