B.S. in biology
Spend your college career exploring the contours and functions of living organisms and find yourself equipped to handle some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
- Take four introductory courses to give you a broad base in biology.
- Choose upper level courses to fit your specific interests in the field of biology.
- Participate in a 300-level research course
- Take a capstone course to explore what it means to be both a Christian and a scientist.
Biology Foundation – required for all majors
Seminar Course – complete two semesters of this course
295 Biology Seminar
Upper level Biology
Four from BIOL 3XX, three of which must have a laboratory component (students may include an approved interim as one of these four 3XX courses)
311 Field Botany
321 Genetics and Development
323 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
324 Molecular Biology
331 Comparative Animal Physiology
332 Plant Physiology
334 Cell and Tissue Culture
335 Cell Biology
336 General Microbiology
338 Animal Behavior
344 Vertebrate Biology
345 Ecosystem Ecology and Management
346 Plant Taxonomy
364 Global health, Environment and Sustainability
383 Laboratory in Biochemistry
Capstone Courses – complete one course
Completion of a Major Field Test in biology
CHEM 253 (or 261 and 262)
Two courses from:
MATH 132, MATH 171, CS 106, PHYS 221-222
IS 141 (recommended for those who do not take CS 106)
1 course: Computer Science 106 (if not taken as a quantitative cognate), Chemistry 262, 271, 303, 304, 323, 329, Geology 151, 311, Psychology 333, Physics 223, or a biophysics interim