Biology Major

Major or Minor

Are you interested in the study of biology? A biology degree provides a more general body of knowledge for students interested in the broad area of biology. It prepares you for immediate work in a laboratory or field setting and for professional or graduate careers in any field of biology.
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95%

of students who seek employment in their field directly after graduation find a relevant position within one year. (2010 – present)

85%

of students who apply to medical school are accepted, 2x the national average.

100%

of labs taught by Bethel professors

Biology Major

Bachelor of Science (BS) Program – 4 years

Courses include:

  • Foundational Chemistry
  • Foundational Biology
  • Upper-level Microbiology
  • Upper-level Genetics
  • Upper-level Ecology

Biology Minor

Courses include:

  • Foundational Chemistry
  • Foundational Biology

Prepare for an exciting future as a:

  • Wildlife biologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical doctor
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Research scientist

Recent students have furthered their studies in:

  • Veterinary School, University of Florida
  • Master’s Divinity program, University of Chicago

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • General laboratory skills (microscopy, pipetting, molecular biology, chemistry)
  • How to design and perform your own experiments
  • In-depth knowledge of cells and molecules, and the chemistry and biochemistry associated with that knowledge
  • Demonstrating how God’s creation proclaims His name

Every student has the opportunity to do research.

Explore opportunities for internships at a variety of locations including the Potawatami Zoo.

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Biology Major Highlights

This degree provides a more general body of knowledge for students interested in the broad area of biology. It prepares them for immediate work in a laboratory or field setting and for professional or graduate careers in any area of biology.

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