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NATURAL SCIENCES

NATURAL SCIENCES

Biology

A major in Biology provides students with a background in the chemical, mathematical, and physical sciences. Biology majors will be prepared to take graduate level biological science courses for careers inside and outside traditional biology. The major in Biology consists of 46 credit hours of core courses and 22 credit hours in elective courses.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Biology major is to graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence in biological science and who are prepared to lead and committed to serve.

Students majoring in Biology will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Compare favorably in their knowledge of biology to those students completing a similar program nationally.
  2. Develop a depth of understanding of opportunities in their major field and be afforded guidance in preparation for a career or advanced study.
  3. Investigate the relationship of a Christian Worldview to scientific thought and begin developing a rationale for their faith.
  4. Be prepared for graduate programs or entry level positions within the field of Biology.

The required Biological/Physical Sciences & Mathematics courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BSC 1019 Biology I 4
BSC 1020 Biology II 4
BSC 4013 Genetics 3
BSC 4095 Science Seminar 4
SCI/TST 3050 The Practice of Science and Theological Thought 3
BSC 3110 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MAT 2024 Precalculus with Trigonometry 4
MAT 2130 Calculus I 4
SCI 1120 Chemistry I 4
SCI 1220 Chemistry II 4
SCI 3120 Organic Chemistry I 4
SCI 3130 Physics I 4

 

The options for electives/upper division courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BSC 2020 Zoology 4
BSC 2030 Botany 4
BSC 3020 Ecology 4
BSC 3033 Microbiology 5
SCI 3230 Physics II 4
SCI 3220 Organic Chemistry II 4
BSC 3210 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BSC 4014 Biochemistry 3
BSC 4020 Advanced Research Methods & Stats 3
BSC 4045 Special Topics 4
PED 3XXX/4XXX* *Denotes a potential course substitution 3

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