As a biology major at MNU, you’ll take challenging courses in genetics, cell biology, ecology, anatomy & physiology, botany and zoology supported by plenty of hands-on experience in the laboratory.
Interested in research publication? You’ll learn what it takes to develop professional publication standards
and what the profession demands in published research. Several current and past biology majors have even submitted original research for publication!
You’ll also be exposed to multimedia in your courses and assignments so that you’re prepared to make professional scientific presentations.
We offer two types of biology degrees to choose from, giving you greater flexibility in preparing for a career in science.
> Bachelor of Arts
Our Bachelor of Arts in Biology is designed for students who want a broad, interdisciplinary experience. The advantage of a BA is the opportunity to double major. A Biology/Chemistry dual major would an excellent choice for pre-med students.
> Bachelor of Science
Our Bachelor of Science in Biology is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in biology or the health sciences that require graduate school, professional school, or specialized training programs such as biotechnology and medical technology. All students wishing to enter medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or biomedical laboratory positions should obtain a Bachelor of Science degree.
"My favorite class so far is most definitely Microbiology. I loved working in the lab, and it was so interesting to see that there is so much more to this world than what meets the eye. You never realize it until you view it from a microscopic angle!"
“What I like to call 'the fingerprints of God' can be found throughout the natural world. To discover these, I invite students to explore biology with an open mind and a worshipful spirit. Through this intellectual and spiritual journey, together we gain insight into the beauty and wonder of God's creations.”
Rion Taylor, PhD
Our expert professors have a passion for biology. The faculty at MNU care deeply about the learning and personal development of each and every biology major. You will not be a number, you will be mentored. You’ll find the small classes, close relationships with PhD faculty, essential friendships with fellow students and a faith perspective is a perfect fit.
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