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Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.)

Program Options: Major and Minor

The bachelor's degree in Biology at Colorado Christian University provides a strong foundation that prepares you for further academic study and exploration in the field of the life sciences. In addition to your natural science studies, all of our programs include courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences to prepare you for graduation in your field of expertise, all the while making you a well-rounded student.

Biology majors complete the majority of their coursework in classes that all involve labs: Biological Principles, Biological Diversity, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and General Chemistry. In addition, courses are offered in neurobiology, genetics, developmental biology, and bioethics.

For students planning to continue on to graduate school, it is important to be aware of the biology course sequence in order to stay on track and graduate in four years.

Biology at CCU

The integration of faith and science is a cornerstone of the curriculum for every science major at CCU and especially for biology majors. A Christian perspective on bioethics, evolution, and ecology is an important dimension of the Biology degree at Colorado Christian University. Furthermore, our courses teach you how to articulate and defend Christian perspectives when it comes to ethical and controversial issues in science.

Research Opportunities in Biology

The Biology program in CCU's School of Science and Engineering is actively involved in undergraduate research, providing students with exposure to and training in frontline biomedical research. Exposing students to research at this stage of their academic career is an invaluable experience which provides them the tools and training to expand their critical thinking and provides the skills to give them an advantage moving into careers in research or further graduate training. Learn more about research opportunities in biology.

What can you do with a degree in biology?
  • Genetic counseling
  • Pharmacology
  • Pursue graduate studies in science
  • Scientific illustration
  • Research in variety of fields
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Bioethics
  • Genetics
  • Neurobiology

About the School of Science and Engineering

In the School of Science and Engineering at Colorado Christian University, character forms the bedrock of God-honoring and kingdom-building science. We aim to help our students explore the world that God created, use cutting-edge technology, and discover how faith interacts with questions that arise out of studying science. We focus on teaching our students how to articulate a Christian perspective on issues such as bioethics, ecology, and human life.

Science and engineering programs are taught within the world of ideas, synthesizing the liberal arts, advanced theories, and applied technology. Our faculty intentionally seek out ways to hone a Christ-like character in our students, inspiring them to become moral and ethical, world-changing leaders. Purposefully small classes and laboratories invite students to learn with their hands as well as their minds. This instills a level of mastery necessary to become a leader in rapidly-advancing fields of science and engineering.

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