Are you curious about how living organisms work and interact? From classifying various forms of organisms to studying plants and animals, Maranatha’s biology major challenges students to ask questions, make observations, analyze evidence, and solve problems in a quest to increase their understanding of the world God created.
Whether you anticipate a career in research or medicine, you’ll get a solid grasp of general biology and the opportunity to pursue more specialized training. The biology major’s pre-medical emphasis equips students with the academic and laboratory skills needed to pursue graduate education in biology-related fields such as medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, and physician’s assistant programs.
Biology involves issues of ethical and scientific importance today, ranging from origins and cloning to genetic engineering and environmental concerns. The biological science program at Maranatha provides a biblical perspective on current issues and great preparation for students who want to make a difference in the world of biology.
|General Biology 1||4||General Biology 2||4|
|General Chemistry 1||4||General Chemistry 2||4|
|Christian Life 1||1||New Testament Survey||2|
|Old Testament Survey||2||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||The Modern World||3|
|General Science Elective||4||Invertebrate Zoology||4|
|Christian Life 2||1||Probability and Statistics||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||General Science Elective||4|
|Humanities Elective||3||Principles of Bible Study||2|
|Calculus 1||5||Literature Elective||3|
|Organic Chemistry 1||4||Biochemistry||4|
|Microbiology||4||General Science Elective||4|
|Technical Writing||3||Bible Doctrine 2||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1||3||Bible Elective||2|
|Microsoft Excel||1||Modern Creationary Thought||2|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|Cell & Molecular Biology 1||3||Cell and Molecular Biology 2||3|
|General Science Elective||4||Apologetics||2|
|Bible Elective||2||Christian Life 3||1|
|Open Elective||4||American Studies Elective||3|
|Open Elective||4||Humanities Elective||3|
- Research biologist
- Cell biologist
- Marine biologist
- Management and conservationist
- Park ranger
- Zoo biologist
- Life science educator
- Science writer
- Forensic scientist
- Pharmaceutical researcher
- Physician’s assistant
- Physical therapist
- Health care professional
- Athletic trainer
- Biology artist/Illustrator
Did you know?
The number of health-care jobs will increase by 3.2 million from 2008 to 2018, according to the US Department of Labor. Because of America’s aging population and longer life expectancies, the health-care industry will need a massive number of new laborers in the future. A biology major will prepare you for training in more specialized areas of health care.