Our Biology major explores the structure, function, and evolution of diverse living systems (plants and animals).
This Biology degree supports a core of general biological knowledge and skills and is designed to provide the background necessary to facilitate a career in biology.
It is intended to support the needs of students who are seeking to pursue graduate school or are interested in secondary biology education, and those looking for a Christian college, faith-based biology degree.
Our students may assist professors with research, read more.
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: Biological Sciences Biology Major
52 credits: 15 credits in residence, 25 credits upper division
*Students seeking admission to medical, dental, or pharmacy schools will need the following courses in addition to the regular program:
|MA 251||Calculus I||4|
|PHS 221||General Physics I||4|
|PHS 222||General Physics II||4|
|PHS 302||Organic Chemistry II||4|
On successful completion of the major in Biological Science, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the fundamental concepts, theories, and models necessary to the understanding of the biological sciences.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate the disciplines within the sciences and mathematics in order to critically approach and evaluate theories, analyze data, and solve problems.
- Understand and apply scientific methodologies through the formulation of hypotheses, use of current research technologies and statistical applications, and the evaluation and presentation of results.
- Effectively communicate their approach to data analysis and problem-solving in both written and oral form.
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the historical context and development of the biological sciences over the years.
- Explore science, faith and their integral relationship with the ethical, moral, and spiritual issues of our society.
(Updated Oct. 2016)