What sets us apart

Human Cadaver Course

Our biology program offers the course Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy. At Bethany, this course includes human cadaver dissection which is not often offered at the undergraduate level. In this course, students gain invaluable learning experience and a strong advantage when applying to medical school or  further studies in physical therapy.


In the words of one of our graduates, "One aspect of the biology program at Bethany that truly sets it apart from other schools is the relationship that develops between the students and the professors. The professors reach beyond the classroom to ensure students succeed. They are available for questions almost everyday. They also give advice on getting a job or tips on graduate school. The professors genuinely care about the students. As a student, to have the support and encouragement from a professor is motivating and can be the push that one needs to succeed."
- Ivy Pike ('05), Lab Technologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


Our biology students and professors are passionate about their field and highly involved. In addition to trips to the Minnesota Zoo or the Cobb River Waterfowl Production Area, science-related trips, events, and speakers are also planned by The Royal Society of Bethany Scientists, the science club on the Bethany campus. Members typically major in mathematics, chemistry, or biology though other interested students have joined. Past speakers have talked to students about graduate studies, medical school, and undergraduate research opportunities.