A bachelor's degree in biology from SBU is a great foundation for a variety of careers within the field of biology. As an SBU biology major, you will choose one of the following three concentrations to tailor your education based on your personal and professional goals:
The biology degree is offered through SBU's College of Science and Mathematics.
SBU is home to the Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith, which is intentionally focused on equipping students to study the history and philosophy of science, Biblical hermeneutics, and the integration of science and faith. Faculty encourage discussion of ethical issues that arise in the world of science and challenge students to use their Christian faith as the basis for approaching all issues. SBU believes strongly that science and Christian faith can be integrated and support each other.
As a biology major, you will take a course from the Strait Center — Biology Through the Eyes of Faith. You will have the option to add a second major in Integration of Science and Christian Faith by taking the other Strait Center courses, including: Methods of Biblical Interpretation, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
Biology graduates are equipped to pursue a variety of careers including:
SBU biology graduates have pursued graduate and professional education at institutions across the country including:
I was looking for a Christian school with a strong science program. SBU was the perfect fit. The biology department, pre-medical courses and faculty at SBU made me very well-prepared for medical school.
As an SBU biology student, you are encouraged to join the Biology Club. During monthly meetings you will explore the field of biology with expert guest speakers, give back through biology-related service projects (such as volunteering at the zoo), and participate in social events.
Pre-Health Society is an open club for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. The club meets once a month for group meetings, planning service events and hearing from guest speakers from various health fields. The club is a mix of under and upperclassmen, giving younger students the chance to meet peers and mentors who can encourage them in their chosen fields and through the challenges of pursuing a health-related career.
As an outstanding biology student, you may have the opportunity to join Sigma Zeta, a national honor society for science and math students. Sigma Zeta members have the opportunity to go to the national honor society's convention and learn from experts and other students. You may even have the chance to present your own research at the convention.
You will have the opportunity to apply for several privately funded departmental scholarships available based on your area of study. Some of these scholarships include:
|UNI 1111||University Seminar||1|
|BIO 1111||Biology Colloquium||1|
|BIO 1004||Principles of Biology||4|
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|UNI 1121||Critical Thinking||1|
|BIO 2134||General Zoology||4|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|CHE 1115||General Chemistry I||5|
|COM 1103||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|SPF 2012||Introduction to Spiritual Formation||2|
|PSY 1013||General Psychology||3|
|CHE 1125||General Chemistry II||5|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|KIN 1162||Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness||2|
|BIO 3012||Methods in Scientific Research||2|
|BIO 2234||General Botany||4|
|CHE 3304||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|FAR 10_3||Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre||3|
|BIO ___4||Biology Elective||4|
|CHE 3314||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|Cultural Studies Elective||2-3|
|BIO 4471||Seminar in Biology||1|
|SCF 3402||Biology Through the Eyes of Faith||2|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|BIO 4224||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
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