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.