Bachelor of Science 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


Career Paths

  • Biological Scientists
  • Biological Technician
  • Laboratory Research Assistant
  • Microbiologists
  • Pharmaceutical Sales and Research
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Science Teacher

Department of Science

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

[email protected]

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.

CourseCourse NameCredits
CHM 151General Chemistry I with Lab4
CHM 152General Chemistry II with Lab4
CHM 235Organic Chemistry I with Lab4
CHM 236Organic Chemistry Il with Lab4
BIO 301Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab4
BIO 302Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab4
MAT 122Brief Calculus3
BIO 490Biology Capstone3
Biology Electives - Academic Major (choose 16 credits)
BIO 220Intro. to Sports Medicine w/ Lab4
BIO 250Exercise Physiology w/ Lab4
BIO 310Molecular & Cellular Biology w/ Lab4
BIO 320Microbiology w /Lab4
BIO 345Fundamentals of Ecology w/ Lab4
BIO 341Human Genetics3
BIO 356Nutrition and Wellness3
BIO 385Creation Apologetics3
BIO 476Kinesiology3
BIO 410Bioinformatics3
BIO 483Pathophysiology4
BIO 498Research1, 2 or 3
BIO 497Internship1, 2 or 3
PHY 111General Physics I w/ Lab4
PHY 112General Physics II w/ Lab4
PSY 390Introduction to Neuroscience4