Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology BS

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Set in the context of a Seventh-day Adventist world view, the Department of Biology provides transformational education in the biological sciences for a diverse student population. Our graduates pursue diverse careers: as physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other health care providers; as high school and college biology teachers; and in other fields such as environmental biology, biomedical research, and as museum scientists. We offer a BS in Biology with the following three concentration options:

The Biological Science Concentration provides a strong foundation for those needing exposure to the biological sciences that is not met by the Biomedical Science or Neuroscience concentrations. This concentration allows students to customize the biology electives taken in light of specific career goals or professional school preparation.

The Biomedical Science Concentration provides a strong foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students take advanced biological science coursework that is relevant to topics covered in professional school where students are prepared to work in health-related careers.

The Neuroscience Concentration provides a strong foundation for those interested in medicine or other health-science related career as well as those who wish to enter a career in neuroscience. Students build on a shared cognate and biology core and add specialized courses in neurobiology and related fields.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 37-45


Biological Science - 15

Biomedical - 12-14

Neuroscience - 12-13

Cognates - 31-43

Additional Information

Thesis (Optional)

A minimum of 3 credits of BIOL 495  or HONS 497H . Biology majors may elect to complete a minimum of 3 credits of original research in a topic of mutual interest with a Department of Biology faculty member and present this original work in the form of a senior thesis. This research experience may be supported by a research scholarship.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate integrated understanding of biological science
  • Apply scientific methodology to create and assess scientific knowledge
  • Communicate scientific understanding effectively
  • Integrate faith and science in light of personal faith commitments
  • Practice ethics and professionalism in science

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