The Department of Biology at Kenyon College is committed to helping students acquire the ability to:
1. Think critically.
2. Integrate across biological sub-disciplines.
3. Connect biology to other aspects of human endeavor.
4. Communicate scientific information effectively.
5. Creatively apply modern approaches to new questions.
To accomplish this mission, we:
In the context of a liberal education, we want our students to gain a profound appreciation for science as a way of knowing about the world. We expect them to: 1) engage directly in the scientific process through experimentation; 2) understand the process by which new ideas are generated and tested; 3) perceive the role of science as a generator of new knowledge and as an instrument for social change; 4) learn to approach new ideas and concepts with a healthy scientific skepticism.
The Biology Department provides ways for students:
Place in Liberal Arts Curriculum
The Biology curriculum enhances the educational experiences of majors and non-majors engaged in a variety of intellectual and personal pursuits. In particular, it:
Methods and Skills
The Biology Department trains students in the tools necessary to appreciate and engage in the discovery of biological knowledge, including the ability:
The Biology Department is committed to ongoing assessment and revision of our programs. We assess our programs in the following ways:
Updated fall 2019