The following high school courses are recommended for students interested in the physical/biological sciences:
An SAT Math score of at least 500 (or the ACT equivalent) is recommended to pursue this major. You will be required to take a Chemistry and/or Physics Placement exam. Deficiencies can be fulfilled with permission from the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.
Biochemistry, the study of the chemistry of living systems, is an essential field for those interested in medicine and health-related careers. In Biola's biochemistry program, you'll gain the strong foundation you need for entrance into medical school or graduate programs in biology and chemistry.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and vigorous biblical integration of faith and science, Biola’s biochemistry program offers several key advantages:
If you desire to make an impact on people by applying biblical knowledge and Christian faith to science professions in our world, then you are well-suited for this major. The interdisciplinary biochemistry program promotes the value and understanding of living systems at the molecular level, and coursework that integrates scientific theory and application with biblical principles and practice in the health science community. Career-relevant learning topics and highlights include:
With a strong biochemistry foundation and extensive laboratory experience, you will be prepared to pursue graduate studies in a variety of bioscience programs. Your studies will prepare you to impact the world for Jesus Christ in public- or private-sector research institutes, biotechnology companies, universities, government agencies, forensic science services and medical facilities, working in such careers as:
For more information on careers in the health care field, please visit our Heath Science Careers website.
Many graduates of the Biola's biochemistry program pursue graduate studies, while others move into research internships or other scientific career-building opportunities. Professional highlights include:
The integration of science and Christianity fascinates me, it is possible! I am blessed to be encouraged by our professors who love science, but love God even more. ”