Covenant College, The denominational college of the PCA


Biology from a Christian Perspective

There are few academic or professional disciplines that hold as much intrigue with regards to the world God has created than that of biology.
At Covenant, we believe that a faithful response to God’s living world requires breadth and depth in the academic discipline of biology, as well as consideration of various aspects of the discipline as a human endeavor; therefore, we engage in critical analysis of how biology is done and how it is represented in our culture, based on our Christian perspective.


The Biology Program at Covenant College

Biology can be taken as a major or a minor and is also an integral part of many related academic areas, including pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary studies, pre-dentistry, and pre-ophthalmology. There are three tracks within the biology major—the biomedical option, the environmental option, and the general professional option—each of which includes a standard set of courses in general biology, chemistry, and physics.


Hands-on Learning

As a student in Covenant’s biology program, you will have an abundance of opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in hands-on settings. Students may assist professors in research, making use of the department’s three primary labs and senior research lab. The Biology Club is another great forum for discussions, projects, activities, and events with peers and professors.


The Results

The biology program’s rigor, emphasis on hands-on learning, and deeply committed and caring faculty thoroughly prepare students for their post-college careers. Our graduates have entered the professional world in such areas as medical research, biotechnology, aviculture, teaching, banking, politics, and writing. Others have pursued graduate and professional training at such institutions as:

  • Vanderbilt University College of Medicine
  • University of Alabama School of Dentistry
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Georgetown University College of Medicine
  • Stanford University College of Medicine


Jed Williams '19

"I enjoy learning about the sciences from a biblical perspective, where my classmates and I can marvel at God’s glory in creation. I am also truly blessed to have professors like Dr. Morris who has been very intentional, kind and patient with me. He goes beyond the role of being my academic advisor and biology professor to being a mentor."
 - Jed Williams '19

Matthew Tueller

"General Biology 1 with Dr. Morris. He’s literally the best. Dr. Morris was just such a good teacher and it seriously affirmed that biology is what I want to be studying and pursuing."
 - Matthew Tueller '19