Trinity’s minor in biology allows students to engage in labs in biological fundamentals and upper division courses. Through classroom study, hands-on laboratory experience, and undergraduate research opportunities, biology minors at Trinity become knowledgeable, disciplined, and, simultaneously, flexible in their abilities to think across biological scales and subjects.

Fast Facts
  • Conduct research with faculty as early as your first year
  • Meets requirements of many health care professions' graduate programs
  • Supports diverse interdisciplinary pursuits
  • Includes experiential learning as part of your program of study
  • Provides a solid and broad foundation in biology
Student collects samples into a vial.


What You'll Study

From labs to field research, develop skills beyond the textbook


Learn alongside accessible mentors

Trinity faculty value and mentor students as colleagues in inquiry, blending the definition of scholarship and teaching.


Frank Healy
Frank Healy, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Gerard M. J. Beaudoin, III
Gerard M. J. Beaudoin, III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Luis Giavedoni, Ph.D.
Brackenridge Distinguished Professor
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Ryan Gilley
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Tomas Hrbek, Ph.D.
Cowles Distinguished Professor
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Melissa Jacobs
Part-Time Faculty, Instructor Biology
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John Knox
Part-Time Faculty
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Stephen Lucke
Part-Time Faculty
Kelly Lyons
Kelly Lyons, Ph.D.
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Alexandra McCoy
Part-Time Faculty
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Troy Murphy, Ph.D.
Headshot of Bethany Strunk
Bethany Strunk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Co-Director BCMB
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Brian Teague, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Mackenna Wollet
Part-Time Faculty

Student Opportunities

Research, grow and explore in top-notch facilities and field opportunities

Research Opportunities

Students participate in research both during the academic year and summer, working either at Trinity or at other universities or research institutions...

Study Abroad

Costa Rican Ecology Program

Students in the Costa Rican Ecology Program will spend a month surveying and sampling a variety of mammals while studying...

Experiential Learning

Research Internships

Students may arrange for an off-campus study in a research laboratory, with prior written approval of a faculty member and...


Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI)

Trinity’s integrated, 300,000-square-foot science and engineering complex contains glass-walled...

Student Organizations

Biology Club

The Biology Club is a student organization open to all students with an interest in biology. This very active organization coordinates...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Monday Afternoon Seminar Series

One of the major activities of the biology department is the Monday afternoon seminar series, during which students...

When You Graduate

Excel in health, research, tech, and beyond

Our graduates are equipped with powerful intellectual tools that enable them to engage successfully in the career of their choice and make decisions as informed and critically thinking global citizens.



A minor in biology provides a background in our earth's living systems, bolstering potential careers in research, nonprofit work and beyond.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Dental school
  • Medical school
  • Optometry school
  • Pursuit of terminal degree (PhD)
  • Veterinary school 

    Career Areas:

    • Academia
    • Biotechnology
    • Law
    • Medical Professional
    • Pharmaceutical sales
    • Public Health
    • Teaching
    • Wildlife and Conservation biology

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • Brooks City Base
    • Conservation International
    • Kaplan Test Preparation
    • Nature Conservancy
    • San Antonio Water System
    • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service
    • UT Health Science Center


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