Biological Chemistry is an interdisciplinary combination of biology and chemistry. Core courses of the major emphasize the interrelationships of topics, are inquiry driven, and ponder the structure, function, and regulation of biomolecules that mediate chemical processes in the cell.
Anthropology is a holistic study of humankind that encompasses archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and biological anthropology. It is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on the sciences, humanities, and social studies. Students have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in any of the subfields. For majors, this can comprise a senior thesis. Grinnell’s anthropology major prepares students for graduate school as well as careers domestically and internationally in such fields as museology, regional planning, journalism, business, social services, and more.
Your safety and the security of all on-campus property and programs is the focus of Grinnell’s Office of Campus Safety and Security. The security staff complements Grinnell’s philosophy of self-governance and personal responsibility by working with students, faculty members, and others to prevent safety issues and provide a safe campus environment in which to live, learn, and work.
The Marketplace Dining Hall and The Spencer Grill, both located in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, provide for the campus’ dining and nutritional needs. The award-winning Marketplace offers a diverse menu to students and campus community members and guests, while The Grill serves a variety of beverages, fresh bakery, and other snacks and made-to-order items.
Grinnell College promotes the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community. It is the policy of Grinnell to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The College provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Grinnell’s Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program is an outgrowth of the college’s long history of social responsibility, reflecting our belief that quality civic engagement addresses the common good while providing transformational experiential learning. This program encourages you to participate more actively in your education while making a difference in the community. You’ll enhance your overall sense of wellbeing and civic purpose, deepen your understanding of classroom learning, and develop transferrable professional skills.