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BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Why Biology at Southern?

Southern’s Biology Department strives to keep pace with recent discoveries in the biological sciences while maintaining a distinctly Seventh-day Adventist Christian perspective.

Undergraduate students assist professors in teaching labs, and several dozen participate in research opportunities each year.

The Biology Department fully supports a biblical six-day creation and developed the Origins Exhibit, a museum-quality display that showcases topics such as irreducible complexity of the cell, the geologic column, the flood, and dinosaurs.

Of the students who apply to medical, dental or graduate school and meet the school's minimum requirements, well above 90 percent are accepted.

The E.O. Grundset Lecture Series includes natural history lectures and research seminars given by experienced professions in the field of biology.

The Bauxite Ridge and White Oak Mountain trails feature 37 miles of biking and hiking trails to study local flora and fauna. The human anatomy class uses cadavers (seniors only).

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.

International Study Tours

A field ecology trip takes students to the Bahamas and a tropical biology trip takes students to Indonesia every other summer.

Service Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities at rural medical and dental clinics serve people without insurance.

Professional Organizations

Pre-dental, pre-med, allied health, biology, and Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society clubs connect students professionally.

Professors

Keith Snyder

Chair

Joyce Azevedo

Professor

Aaron Corbit

Professor

Ann Foster

Professor

Rick Norskov

Professor

Ben Thornton

Professor

Tim Trott

Professor

Randy Bishop

Associate Professor

David Nelsen

Associate Professor

Noemi Gonzalez

Assistant Professor

Lucinda Hill

Assistant Professor

ALUMNI VOICES

Tucker Coston and John Creech describe their experiences as Biology students and Southern and how the program prepared them for Medical School.

Contact

Office Manager

423.236.2926

Fax

423.236.1926

Hickman Science Center, Second Floor
PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

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