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Biology (BA)

Life starts here.

Biology is the study of all living things, from a microscopic organism to the largest marine creature. This field is diverse and career options abound -- from the lab to the sea and from the classroom to the zoo.

The biology program at ACU was designed with this versatility in mind; we offer a variety of degree and concentration options to best suit your career and educational goals.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 72 credit hours (Choice of 7 tracks)
+ Electives: 3-13 credit hours 
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks 10
Department Biology
School/College College of Arts and Sciences


  • Cellular/Molecular Biology (B.S.)
  • General Biology (B.S.)
  • Health Professions (B.S.)
  • Organismal Biology (B.S.)
  • Biology/Business(B.S.)
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine (B.S.)
  • Wildlife Biology (B.S.)
  • Health Professional Co-Op (B.S.)
  • Teacher Certification (B.S.)
  • Health Professions Co-op (B.S.)

What can you do after graduation?

  • Biologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Ecologist
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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Biology majors take their studies from the classroom into the field of biological sciences through medical missions, numerous field trips, research opportunities and service experiences including:

  • Research
  • Medical missions
  • Service
  • Body & Soul Program (mentoring)

About the Biology Department

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The ACU Biology Department integrates a Christian worldview with strong academic biology instruction and experience. We believe the study of biology enables students to better appreciate the creation and our roles as stewards and caretakers. If you want a rigorous scientific education in the biological field, well-equipped teaching and research facilities, a strong faculty and a Christian atmosphere, this is the place for you.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.