B.S. in Biology

General

Program Description

Overview

As a biology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll explore big questions and learn to navigate faith and science in your studies. Courses will take you to diverse habitats, from studying the principles of ecology at Kings Canyon National Park to analyzing fish behavior along California’s Central Coast. You'll cover a range of topics, including molecular biology, global ecosystems, human biology and the diversity of life, preparing for a range of careers in science and beyond. Study under professors who have specialized in a wide range of topics, from bacteria to insects to trees to fluid dynamics, and explore opportunities to delve into research projects. With a B.S., you’ll gain a greater depth of foundational coursework in the major as you work toward a research capstone.

Highlights

  • Craft a major to suit your particular interests with Environmental, Human Health, Secondary Teaching or an Individualized emphasis.
  • Off-campus summer and study abroad programs encouraged
  • Join the on-campus, environmental 'Shalom Club' to work on the campus garden and take trips around California with classmates.

Career opportunities

Common careers for biologists include teacher, researcher, lab coordinator, and environmental scientist. Our graduates are also well-prepared for medical and graduate studies, including teacher credential programs, master and doctoral research.

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major.

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Last updated February 2019

About the School

Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! Here we challenge students to think critically, excel academically and live ethically. Our core values and commitment to building character spring from a distinct ... Read More

Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! Here we challenge students to think critically, excel academically and live ethically. Our core values and commitment to building character spring from a distinctively Christian perspective. Fresno Pacific prepares people to lead in professions, serve society and transform culture. We are the Central Valley's only accredited Christian university, offering leading academic... Read less