B.S./B.A. in Biology

Biology is the study of all living things, from a microscopic organism to the largest marine creature. With a biology degree from ACU, you’ll have the rigorous preparation to pursue advanced degrees and rewarding careers in microbiology, nutrition, genetics or a number of other exciting fields. But even more importantly, you’ll learn how science and faith intersect from Christian scholars who are experts in both.

Biology is the study of all living things, from a microscopic organism to the largest marine creature. With a biology degree from ACU, you’ll have the rigorous preparation to pursue advanced degrees and rewarding careers in microbiology, nutrition, genetics or a number of other exciting fields. But even more importantly, you’ll learn how science and faith intersect from Christian scholars who are experts in both.

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Mission

The ACU Department of Biology integrates a Christian worldview with strong academic instruction and experience, educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

Program Structure

B.S. / B.A. in Biology Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

General Biology, BA (BIOL-BIOA)
Health Professions, BS (BIOL-BIOH)
Health Professions Cooperative, BS (BIOL-HPCO)
Cellular/Molecular Biology, BS (BIOL-BICM)
Organismal Biology, BS (BIOL-BIOO)
Wildlife Biology, BS (BIOL-BIOW)
Pre-Veterinary Medicine, BS (BIOL-BIOV)
High School Teacher Certification – Composite Sciences, BS (BIOT-BTCS)
High School Teacher Certification – Life Science, BS (BIOT-BIOT)
General Biology, BS (BIOL-BIOG)

Required 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

Example Coursework

Ecology
Cell Biology
Genetics
Microbiology

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Biology

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

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Bachelor of Science in Biology

The B.S. in biology program is a rigorous path that prepares you for a variety of careers through six tracks – Cellular/Molecular Biology, General Biology, Health Professions, Organismal Biology, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Wildlife Biology. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in research projects and meet specialized requirements to prepare you for graduate or professional school or an immediate career in the field.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

The B.A. in biology program is tailored for students who are pursuing careers as physician’s assistants. You’ll take the required prerequisite courses for P.A. school and gain hands-on experience through the shadowing of healthcare professionals and service to the community as medical scribes and healthcare assistants.

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Teaching

The Biology-Teaching Bachelor of Science program offers two tracks (Composite Sciences and Life Sciences) for teaching at the K-12 level. You’ll receive solid backgrounds in pedagogy through the Teacher Education Program and science through the biology department. By serving as a biology lab teaching assistant the semester before you begin your student teaching, you’ll have an opportunity to pair your skills as a teacher with your knowledge as in biology in a real-world setting.

Careers

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Want a degree that can prepare you for an exciting career in a vast number of innovative fields? A biology degree offers paths to the fascinating worlds of ecology, conservation, biomedical engineering and more.

  • Biologist
  • Biological technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Ecologist
  • Medical school