Bachelor of Science in Biology
A Biology degree provides diverse employment opportunities as well as preparation for graduate and professional studies. The Biology major exposes undergraduate students to biological concepts, processes and systems. Professors are committed to helping students pursue God’s call on their lives and their personal academic aspirations in the biological sciences.
The Evangel University Department of Science and Technology is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
The Biology major is designed to produce biological scientists who are capable of working independently as well as part of a team. Classes are designed to promote students’ comprehension at various levels (environmental, organismal, cellular and molecular) and include critical evaluation of biological science literature to foster skills in assessing scientific information. Students are provided with practical experiences through laboratory and field studies in biology courses. Students are strongly encouraged to gain career-related experience prior to graduation in the form of work studies, internships or summer research opportunities. The Biology major prepares students for careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy or as a physician assistant.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Zoology||The study of zoology with emphases on adaptations and taxonomy. Also included is the study of protists.|
|Microbiology||Study of microorganisms and their growth and control. Emphasis on prokaryotic cells, especially bacteria of medical, ecological, and industrial importance.|
|Cell Biology||Study of cellular organization and function with primary emphasis on the eukaryotic cell.|
|Molecular and Classical Genetics||Genetics topics that were covered broadly in general biology are studied in depth. Emphasis is placed on linking classical transmission genetics, molecular genetics, human genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics.|
|Marine Biology||Study of field biology procedures/theories with particular emphasis on marine biology. Two lecture hours per week during spring semester; 2-week field trip during summer.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Biologist working for federal government (U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior and Defense, and the National Institute of Health)
- Biologist for state and local government
- Scientific research and testing laboratories
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Educational institutions
- Colleges and universities
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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