Peter Jenkins

Peter Jenkins

Professor of Biology and Geology/Director of Master of Science in Biology program
Science Building


Charleston Southern University’s Master of Science in biology program prepares baccalaureate graduates in biology and other science-related fields for careers that value individuals having advanced technical and conceptual training in biology (i.e., clinical doctorate programs in medicine, dentistry and physical therapy, positions in management and policy, and educational appointment at the primary, secondary or community college levels. 

Student Learning

The objectives for the Master of Science in biology program are to develop graduates who shall:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current research, trends and literature of the discipline and the understanding and application of these to further their career and/or obtain an advanced degree.
  • Exhibit a proficiency and capability in both written and oral communication skills of conveying biological information to both professional scientists and the lay public.
  • Critically and competently evaluate peer‐reviewed publications in biology.
  • Enhance their understanding of experimentation, observation and data analysis, and their application to defined questions in biology.
  • Recognize the need for lifelong learning and cultivate skills for acquiring knowledge in the life sciences, both for matriculation and lifelong learning.
  • Develop a biblically based decision making process employing an advanced understanding of information from a broad range of core biological concepts that will serve as a foundation for Christ-like leadership in the biological or medical field.
  • Effectively practice and defend their profession ethically and recognize societal and global needs from a Christian worldview perspective.