Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Toggle Navigation Menu


female student at the beach

Major or Minor in


The natural world is a source of profound contemplation and meaning for humans. Biology majors find an entire world of discovery at Linfield while connecting classroom learning to real-world applications in the field. Here, your work will always matter: Conduct original research with faculty mentors, collaborate with students colleagues, and present your work to the public in publications and at professional meetings.

Visit the Biology Department

As a biology major at Linfield

you might take:


Explore the structures and function of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. (BIOL 361)

Marine Ecology

Discover the diversity of interactions that occur among marine organisms in a course that includes fieldwork on the Oregon coast. (BIOL 380)


Learn the computation processes needed to investigate large biological datasets. (BIOL 340)

Studying biology at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the basic principles and concepts of biology.

    expand for image context information
  • Advanced proficiency in hereditary biology, cell biology, ecology and evolutionary biology.

    expand for image context information
  • Critical and quantitative thinking.

    expand for image context information
  • Process and integrate information from a variety of different sources.

    expand for image context information
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to both scientific and non-scientific communities.

    expand for image context information

Intern in all areas of biology

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where biology majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • OMSI Physical Science
  • Grain Station Brew Works
  • Providence Health System

Request More Information

Have questions about studying biology at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.
Jeremy Weisz
Jeremy Weisz
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Murdock Hall