BIOLOGY is the study of living organisms—the study of life.

About the Program

The MNU biology program prepares students for a life of service, learning, and responsible living. 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!

Through mentorship and course work, the biology faculty help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the strengths and limitation of scientific thought. You’ll also be exposed to multimedia in your courses and assignments so that you’re prepared to make professional scientific presentations.


MNU biology majors have a great track record of acceptance to graduate school or professional programs, including medical, dental and veterinarian.


We offer two types of biology degrees to choose from, giving you greater flexibility in preparing for a career in science, as well as the opportunity to minor in forensic 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. 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 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.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 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

Your future


Touching every aspect of biology, you could become a(n):

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physician
  • Geologist/Geophysicist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist

Graduate Work

Some of our recent biology grads have pursued graduate degrees at:

  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

Our people are the difference

Our expert professors have a passion for biology and care deeply about the learning and personal development of each and every biology major. You will be mentored here.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.