Why Biology at Houghton?

The mission of the Department of Biology at Houghton is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the living world of God’s creation, in all its intricacy and diversity, within the tradition of the liberal arts.

Infinite Complexity

Biology at Houghton

Houghton biology major Wesley Payette shares about his experience learning more about the world and God through his studies, including off-campus trips to Alaska and Costa Rica.

Prepare for your future

Whether you wish to pursue research opportunities in public health or molecular biology; engage in a professional health care career as a doctor, dentist or physical therapist; or find your calling as a science teacher or lab technician, a Houghton degree in biology will prepare you well.

Careers and Outcomes
Houghton Students at Biology Class

Research opportunities

We are committed to excellence in our teaching and research programs and strive to cultivate the ability of each student.

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Houghton Students at Biology Class

Experienced faculty

Our biology faculty all have doctorates in their fields. Their areas of specialization include molecular biology, cell biology, ecology, botany, behavior ecology, immunology, microbiology and biological oceanography.

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Houghton Students at Environmental Biology Class