2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

Biology, BS


The Bachelor of Science in Biology will equip students for a broad range of science related careers.  The curriculum includes courses in the foundational sciences of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics laying the groundwork for advanced courses in a variety of subdisciplines across the biological sciences.  While emphasis is placed on human biology, students will be exposed to the diversity of the living world including animals, plants, and microbes. The curriculum also includes laboratory components with nearly all of the courses so students develop hands on field and laboratory skills in addition to the knowledge gained from the classroom.

Graduates with a BS degree in Biology will be prepared for masters or doctoral work in the Biological Sciences as well as employment in areas such as environmental biology and animal care.  Some will pursue careers in veterinary medicine or science education.

As you study biology at Columbia International University, our goal is help you to worship God better as you gain a deeper understanding of the created world.  Additionally, we strive to promote stewardship and care for the diversity of living things on earth, recognizing the uniqueness of man.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 120 semester hours of credit
  • Complete 18 hours in Bible and Theology courses.
  • 6 semester hours of Leadership Development courses.
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
  • Satisfactory evidence of Christian character and doctrinal views
  • Meets all ethical requirements and Student Life standards
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA

See Undergraduate Core for graduation requirements.

Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (55)

Biology Major (57)