The faculty members of the Biology Department are committed to providing the
best possible education for our students. Toward this end we strongly encourage
students to become full participants in the processes of science.
Our role as faculty is to provide the intellectual and physical environment where
this participation can take place. Teaching and learning biology at Hendrix includes
rigorous classroom discussions, investigational laboratory exercises, field work,
and research projects designed to maximize the role of the students as scientist.
We recognize that telling students about science, or even demonstrating scientific
experiments, can never provide the rich, rewarding experience of doing science.
Although our students do take a rigorous series of formal lecture courses to provide
the background necessary for developing an intellectual understanding of science,
it is the participation aspects of our program that leads to true maturation as
Our students graduate from Hendrix prepared to enter medical school (Hendrix
graduates enjoy a medical school acceptance rate twice the national average), veterinary
school, graduate school, the research world, and a variety of other fields.
Department Goals for Biology Majors
Biology majors will:
- Appreciate what biological science is and how the scientific method is used
to increase our understanding of the natural world.
- Use observations and experimental protocols to make and test hypotheses.
- Apply appropriate analytical and statistical tools for the analysis of data
used in the testing of hypotheses and for scientific writing and presentations.
- Appreciate the breadth of biological science and understand the key principles
of the major sub-disciplines.
- Study one or more biological sub-disciplines in depth.
- Be conversant with the major paradigms of biology and understand current
debates over poorly understood biological principles.
- Be able to read, understand and summarize articles from the current biological
- Appreciate the place of biological science in the liberal arts curriculum
and the roles of scientist within society.
- Develop intellectual curiosity and a life-long love of learning.
- Have developed the intellectual and practical skills to be successful in
graduate school, professional school or their chosen field of employment.
We have no openings at the present time.
is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles
from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, affiliated with the United
Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal
arts. Hendrix College is an equal
opportunity employer, and all applications will be considered without regard to
race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other
characteristic specified by law. The College is committed to maintaining an
atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.