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Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
BIOLOGY is the study of living organisms—the study of life.
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about the program
The MNU biology program prepares students for a life of service, learning, and responsible living. You’ll take content-rich courses in genetics, cell biology, ecology, microbiology, parasitology, toxicology, and histology supported by plenty of hands-on experiential learning.
YOU WILL LEARN

As a biology student, you will develop professional standards that will prepare you for professional and graduate programs, as well as a career in science. We offer many opportunities for you to engage in original research projects that can lead to publication.

Through mentorship and course work, the biology faculty will help you develop an understanding, appreciation, and a sense of stewardship for the beauty, design, and extent of God’s created order. You will be encouraged to contemplate the relationship between scientific principles and Christian faith.

TWO DEGREE PATHS

Two biology degree paths, give you greater flexibility in preparing for a career in science, as well as the opportunity to obtain a second major or several minors such as forensic science, chemistry, physics, or psychology, to name a few.

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology is designed for students who want a broad, interdisciplinary experience. The BA offers greater flexibility if you are interested in a double major. This degree option is appropriate for students pursuing jobs such as laboratory scientist, environmental/wildlife biologist, or teaching.
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Our Bachelor of Science (BS) 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 the BS degree.

Scholarships & Awards

The biology program offers many named scholarships and awards. Students may apply each year and a faculty committee selects the recipients.

  • Denny Apple Memorial Scholarship
  • Charles Morrow Memorial Scholarship
  • Division of Science and Mathematics Scholarship
  • Elsie O’Connell Scholarship [pre-med females]
  • Sterling House Scholarship
  • Earl Thomas Memorial Scholarship
  • Evelyn Yoesel Memorial Scholarship
  • Mattix Family Named Scholarship Fund
  • Ed and Ruth Range Scholarship
  • Stephen L. Cole Scholarship [for incoming freshmen]
  • Highest Performance on the Biology Comprehensive

Biology majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

Potential Careers
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physician
  • Geologist/Geophysicist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
Biology
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Career Earnings

All career earnings data displayed on this page was gathered from Glassdoor, a worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. This information is intended to provide a reference only. MidAmerica Nazarene University can not guarantee, nor are they responsible for, data accuracy as it is being collected from a third party.

$108,600
average annual
$4,669,800
career average
$56k
Environmental Scientist
 
$90k
Veterinarian
 
$201k
Physician
 
$59k
Geologist/Geophysicist
 
$137k
Pharmacist

Related Majors

Middle-Level Science Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
Physics
Mathematics
Engineering Dual Degree
Computer Science
Chemistry

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

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Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
I believe that studying the natural world is truly a form of worship. The wonders of nature never cease to amaze me. From the smallest virus to the largest mammals, I am always in awe of God's creation. It is a great privilege to have the chance to share this exploration of biology with pioneering students who will lead the future.The accounting major prepares students for a career in one of the many branches of accounting—auditing, tax, corporate—or provides a solid foundation for a career in business.
RION TAYLOR
Associate Professor of Biology

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