Department of Biology & Chemistry
David A. DeWitt, B.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biology & Chemistry
Professor of Biology
The Department offers a residential Master’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences as well as an online Master of Arts in Medical Sciences. Cognates available for the MA in Medical Sciences includes Biopsychology, Business Management, Health Informatics, Molecular Medicine, and Public Health. The department also offers a doctoral level degree program which is the Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology. The Department is a community of persons who are voluntarily linked in the pursuit of knowledge, providing a reasoned presentation of these academic disciplines in relation to the Christian faith. The Department’s mission is to communicate academic content, Christian values, and requisite skills, all of which prepare persons for a lifetime process of learning and service.
A study of the organization and function of living matter at the cellular level. Special emphasis will be given to the integration of molecular and cellular interactions for the maintenance of life.
A study of the life history of the vertebrates with special emphasis on their taxonomy, life cycles, and ecological relationships. Vertebrates native to central Virginia will receive special attention.
The preparation of a paper based on library, laboratory, and/or field research of a problem selected after consultation with the Biology faculty. Limited to students planning to pursue graduate studies in Biology. Only 4 hours may count toward the Biology major.
Registration Restrictions: Sixteen hours of Biology and consent of instructor and Department Chairman