Bachelors in Biology
A degree in biology spans the disciplines of biology, zoology, and botany and at ACU, you will develop your appreciation and care of the animal and plant world, including human life. To accomplish this, ACU’s biology program is structured to help you grow in the knowledge of biological sciences, perform and communicate scientific research, and understand the issues involving the interaction of biology with other academic disciplines and Christian faith.
Why Biology at ACU?
In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Biology program offers several unique advantages:
- Highly qualified ACU students can achieve early acceptance into one of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) medical, dental, or pharmacy schools through our unique affiliated university partnership.
- Integration of Christian faith and science
- Small class size with the ability to work closely with faculty and advisors
- The opportunity to gain an appreciation for God’s creation and our role within it as caretakers
- A grounding in all aspects of life from ACU’s unique CORE curriculum
What will I study?
The Biology program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:
- Life processes at different levels of structural organization.
- Scientific investigation and research of living systems.
- Ethical issues that arise from or are impacted by the biological investigation
- A range of controversies, positions, and approaches to the interdisciplinary and
· theological implications of biological theory.
- A comprehensive program that gives a breadth of knowledge for the entire field of biology
- Biological Scientists
- Biological Technician
- Laboratory Research Assistant
- Pharmaceutical Sales and Research
- Science Teacher
Academic Major Courses
Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses. 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required.
|CHM 151||General Chemistry I with Lab||4|
|CHM 152||General Chemistry II with Lab||4|
|CHM 235||Organic Chemistry I with Lab||4|
|CHM 236||Organic Chemistry Il with Lab||4|
|BIO 301||Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab||4|
|BIO 302||Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab||4|
|MAT 122||Brief Calculus||3|
|BIO 490||Biology Capstone||3|
|Biology Electives - Academic Major (choose 16 credits)|
|BIO 220||Intro. to Sports Medicine w/ Lab||4|
|BIO 250||Exercise Physiology w/ Lab||4|
|BIO 310||Molecular & Cellular Biology w/ Lab||4|
|BIO 320||Microbiology w /Lab||4|
|BIO 345||Fundamentals of Ecology w/ Lab||4|
|BIO 341||Human Genetics||3|
|BIO 356||Nutrition and Wellness||3|
|BIO 385||Creation Apologetics||3|
|BIO 498||Research||1, 2 or 3|
|BIO 497||Internship||1, 2 or 3|
|PHY 111||General Physics I w/ Lab||4|
|PHY 112||General Physics II w/ Lab||4|
|PSY 390||Introduction to Neuroscience||4|
At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.
Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:
B.S. in Secondary Education (Science emphasis)
Shelly Roden School of Education