Bachelor in Biology

Waldorf University

Program Description

Bachelor in Biology

Waldorf University

The Biology Department at Waldorf University seeks to prepare its students to take on various leadership roles in solving problems facing human societies. This requires that students learn to think critically and analytically – students must be successful not only in the classroom, but in their ability to use the tools of science. To accomplish this, the Department offers students a choice of programs that will prepare them for success either in graduate and professional schools, or for employment directly after graduation. In addition to these programs, the Waldorf Biology Department offers students opportunities that will help them become leaders in their chosen careers. Our alumni enjoy careers in human medicine (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, pharmacists), veterinary medicine, ecology (e.g., conservationists, marine biologists, park rangers), laboratory technology, education, and others.

Program Degree Tracks

Biology students may choose between the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree tracks. Both tracks share the same core of biology and supporting courses in mathematics and sciences, but differ in focus.

The BA track prepares students for employment directly after graduating. It requires no additional math credits, fewer additional science credits, and more credits in free (undesignated) electives. In this way, students have the ability to finish a comprehensive minor or even a second major during their four years completing the Biology program. This track also requires the completion of an internship. Combining preparation in Biology with another complementary field of study, as well as completing a professional internship, allows our graduates to be highly competitive for immediate employment.

The BS track prepares students for success in graduate school (for those pursuing a Master’s degree or Ph.D.) and a variety of professional schools (such as human or veterinary medicine, physical therapy, optometry, dentistry) by offering a deeper preparation in the sciences. It requires additional credits in mathematics, and in the biological and physical sciences, and requires students to conduct undergraduate research and write a Senior Thesis. Because of this deeper focus in the sciences, students have fewer credits for free electives. Completing a second major still is possible, but will likely require an additional year.

Biology Major Requirements

  • BIO 100 Orientation to Biological Sciences
  • BIO 120 General Biology
  • BIO 220 General Zoology
  • BIO 222 General Botany
  • BIO 332 Genetics
  • BIO 370 Ecology
  • BIO 374 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 499 Senior Seminar
  • BIO 495 Internship

Other Requirements

  • CHM 131 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 132 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I
  • MTH 201 Elementary Statistics
  • PHY 221 General Physics I
  • PHY222General Physics II

Electives

Choose from one of the courses below:

  • BIO 330 Biochemistry
  • BIO 340 Microbiology
  • BIO 350 Comparative Chordate Anatomy
  • BIO 352 Vertebrate Physiology
  • BIO 440 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 442 Developmental Biology
  • BIO470Conservation Biology

Minor Requirements

  • BIO 222 General Botany
  • CHM 131 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 132 General Chemistry II

Choose one course below:

  • BIO 120 General Biology
  • BIO 220 General Zoology
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 6, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
Information
Deadline
Locations
USA - Forest City, Iowa
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
USA - Forest City, Iowa
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info