Biology

The Biology major approaches rigorous scientific investigation as a natural outgrowth of a Christian worldview, facilitating the development of knowledge, skills, and character necessary to produce graduates prepared to pursue a career, or graduate study, in the life or health sciences. Students majoring in Biology will gain a basic understanding of Biology and its relationship to the other natural sciences, as well as develop vital skills used by professionals in the field of Biology, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, laboratory skills, data analysis, communication of scientific results, and the use of relevant published scientific literature to acquire knowledge. Experience working as a member of a team, learning to contribute individually and in a group, as well as developing ethical reasoning and decision making based on a Biblical perspective are all parts of the Biology major.

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Minors

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Program Layout

Our Biology degree is a 126 hour program that includes 71 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible and Theology), 14 hours of open electives, and 41 hours in Biology-specific courses. Classes include Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Genetics, Introduction to Global Public Health, Biochemistry, and Bioethics. Students can choose a concentration in Ecology & Environmental Science, Public Health, or Pre-Professional.