Dec 06, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The study of biology will introduce the student to the principle aspects of the biological sciences from a Christian perspective. The diversity of plant and animal life, including; their origins, form, function, heredity, development; and their relation to the environment are studied through a variety of classroom, laboratory, and field experiences.

In addition to preparing students to be good stewards of God’s creation, offerings in biology prepare students for careers or graduate study leading to work in:

  • Dentistry, medicine, medical technology, medical research, nursing, physical or occupational therapy, sports medicine, veterinary medicine, and other health professions
  • Agriculture, conservation, fisheries, forestry, marine biology, and environmental research and management
  • Business careers in health administration, instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, and environmental consulting
  • Teaching and research at colleges or universities

To guide advising in biology, students may follow one of six tracks, which include suggested biology elective and collateral courses that are common for different career trajectories. These include the Ecological Sciences, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Health Sciences, Biophysics & Biotechnology, or General track.

Note: Graduate programs may require specific track collaterals. Please speak with the Biology Department for advising information.

A major in Biology consists of a minimum of 43 credits comprised of 28 core credits and 15 elective credits.

Core Courses:

Completion of one of the following tracks which requires at least 15 credits:

Collateral Requirements for Biology majors:

Additional Credits

Completion of at least 12 credits from the collaterals listed for the corresponding biology major track.

General: Any combination of courses listed above for track collaterals.