Church Teachers College. Dept. of Biology

In 1909, Brigham Young University renamed and refocused the mission of its College. The Church Teachers College absorbed all of the Colleges departments but centered their energies into thoroughly preparing collegiate students to become high school educators. In 1920, when the College was split into the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education, the Department of Biology retained its name and function under the administration of the School of Arts and Sciences, teaching courses in biology, zoology, and botany.

Variant names

Church Teachers College. Biology Dept.


Established: 1909

Abolished: 1920

Location: Provo, Utah (1909-1920)


The Department of Biology was responsible for the teaching of courses in Biology, Zoology, and Botany.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Biology was part of the Church Teachers College, the higher-education branch of Brigham Young University. Ralph V. Chamberlain served as the Department Chairman from 1909 to1911, Andrew Rasmussen served from 1911 to1913, Charles H. Carroll served from 1913 to1915, and Martin P. Henderson served from 1915 to 1923.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Church Teachers College (1909-1920)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Biology (1908-1909) (1909)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. School of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Biology (1920)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1909-1910: p. 15 (Church Teachers College established), p. 18 (part of the Church Teachers College) p. 34-36 (Department of Biology; courses listed, Biology, Zoology, and Botany)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1908-1909: p. 38 (Department of Biology; courses listed)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p. 493-494 (department chairman: Ralph V. Chamberlain, 1908-1911; Andrew Rasmussen 1911-1913; Charles H. Carroll, 1913-1915; Martin P. Henderson, 1915-1924)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00033

Creator: UPB