Human BiologyFebruary 17, 2023 2023-05-05 14:03
Meet Your Major
The human biology major is designed to provide students with a rigorous foundation in biological sciences. This program prepares students to pursue advanced training in professional and graduate programs, including schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and biomedical research.
With less cognate course requirements, you can connect your biology degree to other liberal arts majors. You may pursue a minor or second major in fields such as business, history, biblical & religious studies and computer science.
A student majoring in Human Biology will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of biological systems from the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem perspectives integrating information derived from chemistry, biochemistry, and physics.
- Demonstrate the technical and analytical skills required for employment or graduate level education in biology or biology-related careers.
- Effectively communicate scientific data and ideas to a diversity of audiences in written, oral, and graphic formats using appropriate scientific terminology.
- Use scientific reasoning to access, interpret, analyze, and synthesize data.
- Demonstrate expertise in the scientific method, including experimental design and critical assessment of the scientific literature.
- Apply biblical and ethical standards for all aspects of biological scientific endeavors, including the responsible conduct of scientific research and its applications.
Our curriculum emphasizes experiential learning where you learn by doing. Opportunities include:
- Directed studies and faculty-mentored research opportunities
- Internships and field studies
- Capstone Projects
A B.S. in biology with a co-major can lead to many rewarding career paths in politics, education, communication and more. Many of our graduates will become school science teachers, researchers in the biotech and pharma industries, and many will advance to medical school opportunities.
What You'll Take
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The Course Curriculum documents both core curriculum and elective courses, including course numbers, course names, credit hours, course descriptions, and prerequisites.