Biology Degree

See the world in a whole new light

It’s time to look at biology in an entirely different light. Our program is a path to the discovery of God’s creation – and the more you know about inner workings of the world, the more you’ll appreciate the amazing nature of our Creator.

Whether you’re an aspiring scientist, teacher or medical professional, you’ll have every opportunity to explore your interests down to the molecular level. You’ll work with faculty who help you focus on your calling instead of merely dispensing information. And you’ll gain the in-depth knowledge you need to excel as a professional. 

What can you do with a degree in biology? 

View your options here.

Program layout

It takes 124 semester credit units to complete the biology program, which ensures that you can earn your degree in four years as a full-time student.

The program will help you build a broad foundation in biological science that complements the integration of faith and learning in the arts and sciences tradition. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore non-science disciplines and interdisciplinary courses to broaden your scope of education.

The program contains:

  • Lower-division core courses
  • Upper-division required and elective courses
  • Service learning component in the form of internship
  • Independent research or senior thesis, which will be useful vehicles to carry out community service activities and formative and summative outcomes assessment for program improvement and quality assurance

Program concentration option

Science Education 

Students seriously considering a career in secondary education will work with their biology department advisor to choose science courses that best support their career goals. Biology majors or minors planning on pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) upon completion of their undergraduate program are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and the teacher education program director early in their undergraduate program. To be licensed to teach in Oregon, biology major/minors need to pass the NES Content Area Test before they apply to graduate school. 

Degree requirements

View the core credit requirements and course layout here.

Costs and financial aid

Tuition for 2017-18 is $24,100/per year.

View cost details and financial aid options here.