2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

Biology, BS

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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)

Sociological and Psychological Core (3) - Choose one of the following:

Designated Mathematics Course (3)

Designated Science courses (4):

Choose one of the following Culture and Arts courses (3)

Biology Major (57)

Open Electives (8)

  • Choose courses from any department

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