The following high school courses are recommended for students interested in the 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 Biological Science.
Biological science is the study of living systems. In Biola's biological science program, you will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills that will allow you to study and appreciate God's creation at the organismal and biomolecular level, preparing you for a range of health-related careers.
As a biological science major, you will develop a basic competence and knowledge of living organisms and vital processes in the allied sciences such as zoology, botany, physiology, genetics, ecology, nutrition, biochemistry and immunology from a Biblical perspective. You will develop a strong understanding of the scientific method and know how to responsibly apply various biological disciplines to real-life situations. Learning and course highlights include:
As a highly skilled and technically competent scientist, you will be prepared to enter graduate school and to impact the world for Jesus Christ in fields such as research, medicine, education, environmental science and biochemistry. Career options include professions such as:
For more information on careers in the health care field, please visit our Heath Science Careers website.
In addition to its strong curriculum and biblical integration, Biola’s biological science program offers several key advantages:
Biola graduates from the biological science major have gone on to study at prestigious graduate schools, including: University of California, Los Angels; University of California, San Diego; University of Southern California; Michigan State University; Tulane University; University of Chicago; University of Washington; University of Arizona; Washington State University; and University of Texas.
Biological science gives you the opportunity to explore God's creation amidst its changes and progressions that enables you to grow more intellectually in knowing how profound our creator is.”