Bachelor's Degree in Biological & Life Sciences in North America

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Biological & Life Sciences

North America is a region with quality university education. The main language in this region is English. The economy of most countries in this region is flourishing. This is where the USA and Canada are found. To pursue a university degree in any of the many universities here would thus be a positive idea for any international student. There are scholarships for foreign students seeking to enroll in most of the universities here. The welcoming aspect of the people here makes it a home for most international students. Upon graduation, international students have an opportunity to seek jobs in the region without many restrictions. Entry and travel into the USA or Canada or any of the North American countries does not cost you a fortune. One is required to register with the immigrations office and the relevant international students’ office for an easy process.

You can register to take a bachelor degree in pharmacy, dentistry, human and veterinary medicine, microbiology or food science among other majors in the wider biological and Life Sciences in most North American universities. The course prepares you for a career in Microbiology, scientific research health practitioner, food science or even teaching among others. It will take you approximately 3 to 4 years of studying on either part-time or full-time basis. International students can enroll for an online program in North America.

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Bachelor in Biochemistry

University of Tampa College of Natural and Health Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tampa

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree prepares chemistry students for entering the job market or for continuing their education at the graduate level. Research projects, publishing [+]

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree prepares chemistry students for entering the job market or for continuing their education at the graduate level. Research projects, publishing opportunities, internships and classes provide students with both lecture and laboratory experience.

Biochemistry majors are assigned to a faculty member who serves as an adviser and whose specialty coincides with the student’s area of interest. Students are encouraged to learn by experience through research opportunities in areas such as design of enzyme inhibitors, protein chemistry, bio-organic reaction mechanisms, biosensor development and tumorigenesis.... [-]


Bachelor in Anthropology

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Anthropology is offered as a minor or as a concentration in the Liberal Studies major. Anthropology is most simply defined as the study of humans, in all of our wondrous similarities and differences. It is a field that explores the important question of what makes us human by studying our unique biology and our diverse societies and cultures. [+]

Anthropology is offered as a minor or as a concentration in the Liberal Studies major. Anthropology is most simply defined as the study of humans, in all of our wondrous similarities and differences. It is a field that explores the important question of what makes us human by studying our unique biology and our diverse societies and cultures. Anthropology helps students to understand and value human diversity, to develop an appreciation for their local context, as well as a global awareness, and to embrace an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing on both the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Courses The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under. Required Courses 7 credit hours ANT 214: Cultural Anthropology: People and Culture 3 ANT 216: Biological Anthropology (Physical Anthropology) 4 Elective Course Choices 12 credit hours ANT 218: Archaeology: People in the Past 3 ANT 240: Anthropology of Death 3 ANT 295/395/495: Special Topics 1 ANT 305: Hispanic Voices in the United States 3 ANT 315 : Globalization: People and Culture 3 ANT 368: American Ethnic Relations 3 ANT 370: The Female of the Species: A Biocultural, Anthropological Perspective 3 ANT 380: India: Past and Present 3 ANT 392/492: Directed Study 2 ANT 450: Archaeological Fieldwork 4 [-]

Bachelor in European Food Business

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Almere Spain Portugal + 2 more

This 4 year Bachelor degree will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the European Food Business. The first two years you will receive a foundation in business management, marketing and food product development. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Europe has a very rich history in food production and trade. The different locations in Europe allowed for the development of unique products and traditional production methods. What is the future for these products? Consumers today are more aware of what they eat and due to all the recent scandals in the food industry more and more consumers are looking for products of known origin. You will study European Food Business together with students from different nationalities and explore how the diversity of food production opportunities within the European Union can be used for larger groups of consumers. This 4 year Bachelor degree will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the European Food Business. The first two years you will receive a foundation in business management, marketing and food product development. In these years you will also gain a better insight into the developments in the food business worldwide as well as the latest developments within the European Union. One of the elements of the programme is a study trip to one or two European countries in the first semester to further explore the concept of European food production. In the third year you will study at different European universities and further focus on the relation between the location where the product is grown and the specific characteristics of the product. You will also get a better understanding of the relation between culture and food, and how to brand products coming from a specific region. In the fourth year you will create your own business, based on a product of choice. In addition you will write a thesis and after graduating you will be an expert in European Food Business. Professional opportunities After graduating European Food Business, you have gained much knowledge about production, processing and marketing of products, but also know how to bring producer and consumer close together. You are deployable inside the (inter-)national food business as well as outside this business, which will definitely increase your employment opportunities. This could include positions such as: - Market Research Manager - Distribution and Logistics Manager - Corporate Sales Manager - Financial Officer - International Sales Consultant - Policy Analyst - International Marketing Manager [-]

Bachelor of Marine Biology - taught in Spanish

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2017 Mexico Veracruz

Note: This Bachelor of Marine Biology program is taught in Spanish only. El Programa de Biología Marina es reconocido por su calidad a través de la acreditación de calidad nacional efectuada por un organismo acreditador, reconocido por el Consejo para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior, COPAES, A. C. El Plan de Estudios y su Estructura Curricular, está comprendida con 350 créditos que, de acuerdo a los lineamientos de Control Escolar de los Programas Educativos MEIF, se cursan en un tiempo estándar de 7 Periodos (3.5 años) con un periodo corto de 5 (2.5 años) y un periodo largo de 11 (5.5 años). [+]

Note: This Bachelor of Marine Biology program is taught in Spanish only. El Programa de Biología Marina es reconocido por su calidad a través de la acreditación de calidad nacional efectuada por un organismo acreditador, reconocido por el Consejo para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior, COPAES, A. C. El Plan de Estudios y su Estructura Curricular, está comprendida con 350 créditos que, de acuerdo a los lineamientos de Control Escolar de los Programas Educativos MEIF, se cursan en un tiempo estándar de 7 Periodos (3.5 años) con un periodo corto de 5 (2.5 años) y un periodo largo de 11 (5.5 años). Estándar Total de Créditos/50= Tiempo Estándar 350/50= 7 periodos Continuo Corto Tiempo Estándar se multiplica por 0.75 7 x 0.75= 5.25 periodos Continuo largo Tiempo Estándar se multiplica por 1.50 7 x 1.5= 10.5 periodos Los planes de estudio de Biología Marina coinciden en formar profesionales que atiendan los problemas sociales de cada región, sustentados en una formación integral que incluye asignaturas teórico-prácticas, básicas, disciplinarias y profesionalizantes. Las experiencias educativas que conforman los planes de estudio que se ofrecen, corresponden al área biológica (invertebrados, botánica, microbiología, etc.), química (química general, bioquímica, etc.), matemática (estadística, estadística multivariada, etc.), ecológica (ecología marina), física y general (administración, diseño y evaluación de proyectos, etc.). De manera general, se notan coincidencias en cuanto a las asignaturas básicas relacionadas con la diversidad biológica marina y con las matemáticas y química así como en las experiencias educativas integradoras (e.g. evolución). Propone el desarrollo social y humano basado en un conocimiento preciso de los recursos marinos naturales que permita su conservación para las generaciones futuras. Por lo tanto el egresado tendrá la capacidad técnica y teórica para proponer: Estrategias de estudio de la diversidad biológica marina Elaborar diagnósticos sobre el estado de conservación de los ecosistemas marinos Proponer pautas de manejo para las especies y los ecosistemas marino-costeros Establecer lineamientos y estrategias para restaurar los ambientes marinos y recuperar especies en peligro. Misión El programa de Licenciado en Biología Marina tiene la Misión de formar profesionistas con un perfil integral y valores éticos que le den competencia para generar conocimiento y comprender los procesos biológicos de los organismos marinos, que conduzcan al manejo adecuado de los recursos biológicos marinos, así como para detectar y proponer estrategias de producción y colaborar en el desarrollo social y cultural de los diferentes sectores, preservando el ambiente marino dentro del marco del desarrollo sustentable. Visión Se prevé que para el año 2030 la Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Zona Poza Rica Tuxpan de la Universidad Veracruzana goce de prestigio nacional e internacional en función de sus actividades de docencia, investigación y difusión del conocimiento, particularmente en el área de Biología Marina. Para esto, formará profesionales capacitados y desarrollará programas de investigación para atender los problemas del ambiente marino en relación a la biodiversidad, la producción y el manejo. El programa de Biología Marina contará con certificación por parte de los organismos acreditadores de Educación Superior y ésto le permitirá ofrecer servicios de calidad a la sociedad con el más alto nivel ético y profesional, manteniendo así una vinculación permanente con los diferentes sectores sociales. Entre los elementos que favorecerán esta Visión, se contará con una plantilla docente de tiempo completo con carga diversificada y con posgrado en un 100 %, de éstos al menos el 30 % pertenecerá al SNI y el 100 % tendrán el reconocimiento de perfil PROMEP. Además, todos los profesores estarán integrados a cuerpos académicos que estarán incorporados a redes nacionales e internacionales. El 50 % de los egresados de esta licenciatura acreditarán el examen general de calidad profesional y de estos el 50 % lograrán el reconocimiento de alto rendimiento. OBJETIVO GENERAL Formar profesionistas de forma integral, competentes para abordar el estudio de los organismos y los procesos marinos que permita el aprendizaje continuo, con calidad humana y socialmente responsable con el fin de que solucionen los problemas relacionados con la biodiversidad y la producción de bienes y servicios ligados a los ambientes marinos.  Objetivo Intelectual Promover el desarrollo del pensamiento lógico, crítico y creativo a partir del aprendizaje permanente, el desarrollo innovador, creativo y emprendedor que le permita al estudiante generar y adquirir nuevos saberes relacionados con la biología marina para buscar solución a los problemas relacionados con la biodiversidad y la producción de bienes y servicios relacionados con los ecosistemas marinos y sus componentes, interactuando con grupos multi e interdisciplinarios. Objetivo Humano Promover y cultivar las actitudes éticas y los principios que definan los valores de integridad, respeto a la naturaleza, equidad, responsabilidad y compromiso que coadyuven al crecimiento personal en todas sus manifestaciones.  Objetivo Social Contribuir al fortalecimiento de los valores y actitudes que faciliten la integración del individuo a grupos de trabajo para interactuar, convivir y trabajar en equipo manifestando libertad de expresión, pluralidad y respeto, conduciéndose con responsabilidad para dar solución de los problemas de los ecosistemas marinos y sus componentes. Objetivo Profesional Ofrecer al estudiante, las experiencias educativas que le permitan obtener y desarrollar los saberes teóricos, heurísticos y axiológicos que fundamentan el saber hacer del Licenciado en Biología Marina, para que enfrente los retos en esa área con calidad y ética que les permita incorporarse a los sectores privados y públicos de su área profesional. Perfil de Ingreso El aspirante a cursar la licenciatura en Biología Marina deberá poseer interés por la naturaleza marina, además de compromiso y respeto a los seres vivos, disponibilidad para el trabajo en equipo y compromiso con el desarrollo social y económico relacionado con el mar.  Perfil de egreso Determinar las estrategias para estudiar la biodiversidad marina y elaborar diagnósticos sobre el estado de salud de los mismos. Identificar problemas en los ecosistemas y organismos marinos Formular y desarrollar programas de investigación en los ambiente marinos para conducir al desarrollo sustentable de los mismos. Disponer de las herramientas básicas conceptuales y metodológicas para estudiar a los organismos marinos y los ecosistemas donde habitan.  Generar propuestas innovadoras y eficientes para el manejo de los organismos y ecosistemas marinos fomentando una cultura de respeto a los seres vivos. Promover la producción de bienes y servicios procedentes de los ecosistemas marinos. Desarrollar la capacidad para la comunicación oral y escrita de los resultados generados en su trabajo profesional. Cultivar los valores humanos esenciales para el uso y manejo de los recursos marinos. MAPA CURRICULAR DEL PROGRAMA BIOLOGIA MARINA NIVEL LICENCIATURA AREA DE FORMACION BASICA EXPERIENCIAS EDUCATIVAS TEORIA PRACTICA OTROS CREDITOS ANTECEDENTES GENERAL COMPUTACION BASICA 0 6 0 6 - HABILIDADES DEL PENSAMIENTO CRITICO Y CREATIVO 2 2 0 6 - INGLES I 0 6 0 6 - INGLES II 0 6 0 6 INGLES I LECTURA Y REDACCION A TRAVES DEL ANALISIS DEL MUNDO CONTEMPORANEO 2 2 0 6 - INICIACION A LA DISCIPLINA FISICA 2 2 0 6 - MATEMATICAS 2 2 0 6 - METODOLOGIA DE LA INVESTIGACION 4 4 0 12 - QUIMICA GENERAL 2 2 0 6 - FISICOQUIMICA 2 2 0 6 - OCEANOGRAFIA FISICA Y QUIMICA 4 4 0 12 - BIOESTADISTICA 2 2 0 6 - MICROBIOLOGIA MARINA 4 4 0 12 - CREDITOS MINIMOS 26 44 0 96 - AREA DE FORMACION DISCIPLINARIA EXPERIENCIAS EDUCATIVAS TEORIA PRACTICA OTROS CREDITOS ANTECEDENTES BIOLOGIA CELULAR 4 2 0 10 - GENETICA 4 4 0 12 BIOQUIMICA BIOQUIMICA 2 2 0 6 QUIMICA GENERAL FISIOLOGIA ANIMAL 4 6 0 10 - FISIOLOGIA VEGETAL 4 2 0 10 - SISTEMATICA 2 2 0 6 - DISEÑOS EXPERIMENTALES 2 2 0 6 - ECOLOGIA DE POBLACIONES MARINAS 2 4 0 8 - ECOLOGIA DE COMUNIDADES Y ECOSISTEMAS MARINOS 2 4 0 8 - BOTANICA MARINA 4 4 0 12 - EVOLUCION 4 0 0 8 - INVERTEBRADOS MARINOS I 4 4 0 12 - INVERTEBRADOS MARINOS II 4 4 0 12 - VERTEBRADOS MARINOS 4 4 0 12 - OPTATIVAS 0 0 0 56 - CREDITOS MINIMOS 46 40 0 188 - AREA DE FORMACION TERMINAL EXPERIENCIAS EDUCATIVAS TEORIA PRACTICA OTROS CREDITOS ANTECEDENTES OPTATIVAS 0 0 0 24 - SERVICIO SOCIAL 0 0 0 12 - EXPERIENCIA RECEPCIONAL 0 0 0 12 - CREDITOS MINIMOS 0 0 0 48 - AREA DE FORMACION DE ELECCION LIBRE EXPERIENCIAS EDUCATIVAS TEORIA PRACTICA OTROS CREDITOS ANTECEDENTES ELECCION LIBRE 0 0 0 18 - CREDITOS MINIMOS 0 0 0 18 - TOTAL DE EXPERIENCIAS EDUCATIVAS VARIABLE TOTAL DE HORAS TEORIA VARIABLE TOTAL DE HORAS LABORATORIO VARIABLE TOTAL DE HORAS OTROS VARIABLE TOTAL MINIMO DE CREDITOS 350 AREA ACADEMICA CIENCIAS BIOLOGICO-AGROPECUARIAS NIVEL LICENCIATURA SISTEMA ESCOLARIZADO AÑO DEL PLAN 2007 [-]

Bachelor Biological Sciences

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

Biology is the study of life. We address questions as miniscule as the factors controlling the expression of a single gene, to as wide as changes to an entire ecosystem. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Biology is the study of life. We address questions as miniscule as the factors controlling the expression of a single gene, to as wide as changes to an entire ecosystem. Biological Sciences We offer Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in two areas: Health Science, which focuses on human biology, and Biodiversity and Ecology, which concentrates on non-human organisms and their environment. Why study Biology at Bishop’s? Teaching Focus. Our professors have chosen to concentrate on teaching, yet they still maintain research profiles that encourage undergraduate student involvement. See more information about our teaching staff. Small Classes. Small class sizes foster student engagement. Students learn to critically evaluate scientific claims and evidence, and to clearly articulate their thoughts orally and in writing – necessary skills for success in future study or science-related careers. Great Facilities. Our indoor laboratory facilities include molecular biology equipment, aquatic and terrestrial animal rooms, a greenhouse, walk-in-growth chambers, laminar flow hoods, incubators, centrifuges, and research microscopes. Our outdoor facilities include the Peter Curry Marsh, acres of surrounding woodland, canoe access to the Massawippi and St Francis rivers, and easy access to the Johnville Bog. Practical Experience. Our courses have a strong emphasis on labs, and our students learn practical skills useful to their future careers. Students get hands-on experience both in the field and in the laboratory, with a focus on actually “doing” not just observing. We also work hard to foster a capacity for independent thought and work, with ample opportunities to engage in independent research projects that act as excellent training for graduate or professional programs. Community. The entire Biology student population is smaller than a first-year Biology class at a large institution. Professors know students by name, and our Biology and Pre-Medicine clubs promote professor-student interactions outside the classroom. You can visit the Web page of the by going here: Biology club. What Can I Do with a Bishop’s Biology degree? A Bishop’s Biology degree can prepare you for: Advanced study (M.Sc./Ph.D.) in health sciences, environmental studies, or biological/life sciences Professional programs such as education, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or physiotherapy Employment in fields as diverse as biotechnology, environmental assessment, and wildlife management Student Club The Biology Club is the official social club for students enrolled in the Biological Sciences. The club is also open to students of other departments who have an interest in biology. Run by the students with help from the departmental technician, Ben Hobson, and various faculty, the club is dedicated to helping students enjoy themselves throughout their time in the department. The club facilitates access to supplemental training that students might otherwise not receive in their academic program. Held every semester, the wine and cheese celebrations are great ice-breakers for new students and also give upper year students the chance to catch up with old friends. Other activities organized by the club include camping and hiking trips, first aid courses, firearm safety courses, and golf tournaments. Activities may change from year to year depending on the interests of the students. In addition to these fun events, the club also holds fundraisers for several charities such as the World Wildlife Fund of Canada. Courses & Programs Incoming Biology students choose between two degrees: the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). They also must choose between two concentrations: Health Sciences, and Biodiversity and Ecology. Upper-year B.Sc. students also have the opportunity to transfer into the Honours program in their final year if they meet certain requirements. What is the difference between the B.Sc. and a B.A.? The B.Sc. degree requires a strong grounding in the core sciences (math, physics, and chemistry). The B.Sc. is the best option if you intend to apply to graduate (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) or professional (e.g. medicine or physiotherapy) programs. Students with a strong interest in biology but not a strong grounding in the basic sciences thrive in the B.A. Biology program. The B.A is much more flexible than the B.Sc., and many students pair it with a second B.A. major. For example, a student interested in governmental health policy might choose a B.A. in Biology (Health Science) and a B.A. in Political Science, whereas an environmentally-oriented student might pair a B.A. Biology (Biodiversity and Ecology) with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. What is the difference between Health Sciences and Biodiversity and Ecology? Health Science prepares students for graduate school in biomedical fields such as cell biology or physiology, and is usually the choice of students hoping to enter medicine, dentistry, or other health-related professional programs. Many of these students also enroll in the Pre-Medicine program. Students interested in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, plant science, and/or the environment should choose the Biodiversity and Ecology concentration. This degree prepares students for employment or graduate studies in these varied environmental and organismal fields. What is a B.Sc. Honours Degree? The Biology Honours B.Sc. prepares the student for graduate work in either the Life Sciences or the fields of Biodiversity and Ecology. Some professional schools also prefer that students have an Honours degree prior to entry. Honours students plan, execute, and report the findings of an independent research project conducted under the guidance of one or more faculty members. They also take additional Biology courses in the areas of experimental design and scientific writing (and correspondingly fewer electives). Students apply for entry into this program in their U3 year (i.e. the year prior to their graduating year). Entry into the program is based on marks and the availability of an appropriate faculty supervisor. See the links below for more details about Honours. What are the Required and Optional Courses for Each Program? All Biology programs have a central core of courses that all students must take to graduate, plus a list of optional and required courses specific to their own concentration. All Biology students will start with a fixed series of core courses. After this, each student will then have a series “required concentration courses” that each student enrolled in that particular concentration must also take. Each concentration then has a further list of options from which students in that concentration can select so as to meet their requirement of “concentration options”. Admission process Create a GoBishops account Once logged in, click on “Apply” to access the online application form. Complete the application form and submit it electronically. An application of $75 CAD for students studying within Canada or an application fee of $100 CAD for students studying outside Canada (payable by credit card) is required at the time of online application for all degree/certificate programs. Students applying for an exchange program from approved partner institutions do not pay an application fee. Submit all required supporting documents to the Admissions Office. Bishop’s University – Admissions Office 2600 rue College Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7 Canada E-mail: admissions@ubishops.ca* Track the status of your application through your GoBishops account. Admissions files are assessed on a rolling basis, as soon as all required documents are received. Exceptions: Applications to the School of Education are reviewed in partnership with the School of Education and most offers for our education programs will not be made until January or February of each year. Applications for our Music programs also need to be evaluated based on their audition. Decisions for this program will not be made until both elements are reviewed. [-]

Bachelor of Sciences

Lane Community College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Eugene + 1 more

Students preparing for transfer to a four-year college or university can choose from among a wide variety of offerings to meet their science general education requirements. Those planning to major in the physical or biological sciences will find the necessary courses to complete the first two years of their curriculum among the division's offerings. [+]

Students preparing for transfer to a four-year college or university can choose from among a wide variety of offerings to meet their science general education requirements. Those planning to major in the physical or biological sciences will find the necessary courses to complete the first two years of their curriculum among the division's offerings. This includes complete programs for those interested in the medically-oriented professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. "The mission of the Science Division is to assist individuals to achieve their science education needs and goals." The Science Division offers courses and programs in: Anatomy and Physiology / Microbiology Biology Chemistry Earth and Environmental Science Physics and Astronomy The Science Division also supports a number of professional/technical programs including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care, and Emergency Medical Technician. [-]

Bachelor in Biochemistry

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

With our entrance into the 21st century, it is increasingly apparent that distinctions between the sciences are becoming blurred. To prepare students for this environment—and others that they’ll encounter in the not-so-distant future—Allegheny offers an interdisciplinary and integrated major in the field of biochemistry, increasing the diversity of Allegheny’s hands-on educational opportunities and encouraging students to see the connections between scientific disciplines. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Bachelor in Biochemistry With our entrance into the 21st century, it is increasingly apparent that distinctions between the sciences are becoming blurred. To prepare students for this environment—and others that they’ll encounter in the not-so-distant future—Allegheny offers an interdisciplinary and integrated major in the field of biochemistry, increasing the diversity of Allegheny’s hands-on educational opportunities and encouraging students to see the connections between scientific disciplines. The biochemistry major is part of an interdisciplinary program primarily supported by faculty from the biology and chemistry departments. The major requires a group of courses from the biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics departments. The junior seminar offers students the chance to specialize within the major, applying their knowledge from the introductory and upper-level courses to a specific sub-discipline. In addition, the in-depth exposure to scientific literature and assignments emphasizing scientific communication form an important bridge to the senior project. The required senior project is a two-semester, laboratory-based, independent project that is ultimately defended before an interdisciplinary faculty committee. Department Facts Distinctions Close student-faculty contact, especially at the junior and senior levels. Professors’ excellence in and commitment to teaching at all levels. A curriculum connecting the disciplines of chemistry, biology and physics, and providing an abundance of laboratory experiences. Opportunities and facilities for student research, including the required Senior Project. Rigorous academic standards. Endorsements “[The Biochemistry major] helped prepare me for grad school and helped me to see how the sciences work together and are dependent on one another. I was also able to go abroad.” (2005 graduate) “[The Biochemistry major] helped me to look at science from a lot of different perspectives and gave me a well-rounded experience. It also saved me from having to decide between Biology and Chemistry; instead, I chose both!” (2007 graduate) “I believe [the Biochemistry major] set me apart from many applicants. I think that it also helped spark deeper interests in research that I didn’t necessarily know were there…” (2008 graduate) “I found [the Biochemistry major] stimulating, interesting, and challenging. I did like the requirement that as a Biochemistry major your first and second reader for your Senior Project had to be from both Chemistry and Biology. That forced us to incorporate and be challenged by both sides, no matter which department you were actually conducting research in.” (2008 graduate) Two different NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement grants have recently funded the purchase of a real-time PCR machine, a gel documentation system, 11 laptop computers, and four microwave reactors for organic synthesis. A $100,000 grant from the Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation supported purchase of a Kodak Image Station 4000 MM Pro and an automatic elemental analyzer. A grant of over $480,000 from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation has funded purchase of a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS), an MS detector for use with an HPLC, a Raman spectrometer, and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Key Benefits Sound preparation for graduate study, professional training, or employment in the biomedical field. An appreciation for intellectual rigor and the discipline necessary to attain it. Critical reasoning skills that encompass the interplay between theory and experiment. The development of effective written and oral communication skills. Independence, creativity, and substantial laboratory skills. The experience of learning as a collective phenomenon and participation in the advancement of knowledge as part of a group. Student Learning Outcomes Students who successfully complete a major in biochemistry are expected to be able to: Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the fundamental introductory concepts of Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the intersection between the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry. Demonstrate a proficiency in developing relevant biochemical questions, carrying out laboratory investigations to answer those questions, and critically analyzing, interpreting, and presenting in oral and written form the results of their experiments. Locate, critically analyze, interpret and discuss data, hypotheses, results, theories, and explanations found in the primary literature, applying knowledge from Chemistry and Biology. Appreciate the way in which practitioners in the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry intersect and bring their expertise to bear in solving complex problems involving living systems. Understand the societal impacts, both positive and negative, of science and technology and the limitations of science. Opportunities Special Lectures The annual Lord Lecture brings some of the nation’s most distinguished chemists to the College for residencies of up to one week. Recent Lord Lecturers include Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize–winning chemist, poet, and playwright; Dudley Herschbach, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; and George Whitesides, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University and winner of the 1998 National Medal of Science. The annual Darling Lecture Series brings a nationally-known biologist to campus for a public lecture and meetings with students. Graduate Schools Research programs in the summer and during the academic year help students make informed decisions about whether graduate school is right for them. Our biochemistry program prepares students to attend graduate school in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, immunology, microbiology, cell biology, pharmacology, etc. Biochemistry majors are also prepared to enter the health professions (e.g., medicine, dentistry, optometry) or to seek employment in government and industrial laboratories. [-]

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology

University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sarasota

The Biology degree program at USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students hands-on experience both in the lab and out in the field–the experience necessary to pursue a career in many fields related to biology and the knowledge required to pursue graduate-level studies. [+]

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― Carl Sagan Program Overview The Biology degree program at USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students hands-on experience both in the lab and out in the field–the experience necessary to pursue a career in many fields related to biology and the knowledge required to pursue graduate-level studies. Biology students at USFSM also have access to coursework offered through a partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory, where they can work side-by-side with working professionals in the marine science industry. Graduates of this program demonstrate knowledge in three sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution. Students are consistently engaged in the scientific process through the planning, execution and interpretation of laboratory or field studies. With a degree in hand, our students are able to analyze ethical challenges and practices in the biological sciences, perform qualitative and quantitative analyses to evaluate scientific information, and demonstrate communication skills necessary for oral and written presentations of biological research. Is the Biology Program Right for You? Are you a creative person who likes to ask questions about everything? Are you interested in the sciences and often pay close attention to the details? Are you always motivated to find answers to in-depth questions? If so, a degree in Biology will open the right doors for you. Biology is one of the fastest-growing academic disciplines at USFSM. Our professors in the College of Science and Mathematics teach both lecture and laboratory-based sections. This allows faculty to get to know students on an individual basis. Many of our faculty members also conduct research each year and often invite students to collaborate in their investigations. Mote Marine Laboratory USFSM’s Biology program collaborates with the world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory, allowing students to be immersed in ongoing research and community engagement in the marine sciences. Research scientists from Mote also teach various courses in the USFSM Biology program. These experiences prepare our students to be competitive for an even wider range of graduate programs and professional schools. Future Careers Most students who pursue a B.S. degree in Biology take their knowledge on to graduate programs or medical schools. Biology degrees often lead to careers in a number of rewarding fields including: Doctors Healthcare Technicians Lab technicians Pharmacists Research scientists Veterinarians Environmental Specialists Wildlife Technicians …and many more! [-]

Bachelor in Biology (Environmental)

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Florence

This program should prepare the student for positions in natural resource utilization, environmental research, and environmental education; or for graduate work in environmental biology. No minor field is required in this major; however, a minor field may be added by taking more than the minimum hours required for the degree. Students should obtain departmental advisement early in the program. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The environmental biology option is designed for students who wish to prepare for positions requiring a general background in biology, with ancillary work in computer science, chemistry, physics and earth science, and mathematics; a student must also choose a block of courses from either geography or industrial hygiene. This program should prepare the student for positions in natural resource utilization, environmental research, and environmental education; or for graduate work in environmental biology. No minor field is required in this major; however, a minor field may be added by taking more than the minimum hours required for the degree. Students should obtain departmental advisement early in the program. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Hours A. General Education Component 41-47 B. Major Requirements Principles of Biology (111) 4 Principles of Biology (112) 4 Biological Literature (200W) 1 Cell Biology (305) 4 Genetics (306) 4 Microbiology (307) 4 Senior Assessment Seminar (498) 1 Organismal Biology (Protistans, Fungi, Plants): Plant Taxonomy (463) 3 Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals): Animal Physiology (311) 4 Natural History of the Vertebrates (341) 4 Population Biology: Ecology 4 Aquatic Ecology (423) 4 TOTAL 41 Prescribed Supporting Courses: General Chemistry (CH 111, 111L, 112, 112L) 8 Quantitative Analysis (CH 321, 321LW) or Instrumental Analysis (CH 322, 322LW) 5 Organic Chemistry (CH 311, 311L) 5 Environmental Regulations (CH 465) 3 Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125) or higher level computer science or computer information systems course 3 Earth Science/Physical Geology (ES 131) 4 Hydrogeology (ES 488) 3 Pre-calculus Algebra (MA 112) or Pre-Calculus Trigonometry (MA 113) or Pre-calculus Algebra & Trigonometry (MA 115) or Calculus I (MA 125)/td> 3-4 Applied Statistics I (MA 345) 3 General Physics I and II (PH 241,241L, 242, 242L) 8 Students must choose one block of courses from either Geography or Industrial Hygiene: Maps and Map Interpretation (GE 225) Use and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (GE 323) Geographic Information Systems (GE 384) 10 OR Occupational Safety and Health (IH 301) 3 Two courses selected from the following: Industrial Hygiene Problems (IH 322) Industrial Toxocology (IH 333) Control of Airborne Hazards (IH 422, IH 422L) Sampling Methods in Industrial Hygiene (IH 444, IH 444L) 6-8 Total 128 [-]

Bachelor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Nevada, Reno
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Reno

Biochemists study the most basic of life processes, such as identifying the way in which DNA, which carries genetic information, is transferred between cells and can be manipulated. This has led to the development of new technologies such as molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering. [+]

Biochemists study the most basic of life processes, such as identifying the way in which DNA, which carries genetic information, is transferred between cells and can be manipulated. This has led to the development of new technologies such as molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering. The biochemistry program prepares students for competitive and rewarding careers in science, medicine or research. The biochemistry major places a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience, making graduates of the biochemistry program well prepared for the job market. Biochemistry provides an excellent background for biotechnology research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition, veterinary medicine and education. Related Degrees and Programs Biochemistry, Minor [-]

Bachelor of Physical and Life Sciences

Felician University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rutherford Lodi + 1 more

Are you curious about the billions of living organisms that inhabit our planet? When you are a biology major at Felician University, you will have the opportunity to study the living world from the smallest cells to massive ecosystems. Biological sciences span a wide range of interests that includes anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, ecology and evolution, and health-related biology. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Are you curious about the billions of living organisms that inhabit our planet? When you are a biology major at Felician University, you will have the opportunity to study the living world from the smallest cells to massive ecosystems. Biological sciences span a wide range of interests that includes anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, ecology and evolution, and health-related biology. With a strong foundation in the basic principles of biology, you will have many career options available to you. If you wish to pursue a career in a health-related profession, Felician University offers several accelerated, pre-professional programs with cooperating professional schools. These programs include: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy Technology, Medical Imaging Sciences, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Audiology, and Podiatry. Programs Bachelor of Science in Biology Minor in Biology – 19 credits in biology courses Concentration in Biochemistry – 49 credits in biology and chemistry courses to prepare for entry into graduate programs and careers such as pharmacology, biotechnology, and chemical analysis. Points of Interest Plan and execute an original, hands-on research project in your senior year. You will complete this one-semester project in either biology or chemistry under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Get a head start when applying to post-graduate programs! Qualified candidates receive departmental letters of reference. Haven’t decided on a career direction? Switch easily between the biology major and our pre-professional programs, and vice versa, with our flexible curriculum. Gain practical experience in laboratory techniques in our newly renovated laboratories. Learn to think critically about complex scientific matters and ethical consequences as you prepare for the many challenges of modern society. Develop an appreciation of Catholic/Franciscan values as they relate to the practitioner of science. Career Opportunities Professional Careers Medicine Doctor of Osteopathy Dentistry Chiropractic Podiatry Physical therapy Audiology Optometry Veterinary medicine Occupational therapy Physician assistance Pharmacy [-]

BS Biology (Pre-Med) Major

Toccoa Falls College
Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The Biology/Chemistry Department at Toccoa Falls College is located in the Clary Science Building and offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective. [+]

The Biology/Chemistry Department at Toccoa Falls College is located in the Clary Science Building and offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective, with special emphasis on these areas of study: Biology Major: Every major area of biological study is included in the major courses, along with general and organic chemistry, physics, and biochemistry. Pre-medical: TFC has a strong record of placement of graduates in medical schools, including acceptance of TFC students at Georgia Health Sciences University (MCG), University of Tennessee, and Mercer University. All of the courses required or recommended by medical schools are offered on campus. Pre-nursing: TFC has had many students enter nursing programs, both at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. We have articulation agreements with Brenau and Piedmont University Schools of Nursing and offer all of the courses required to satisfy the requirements for entry into any nursing school in the region. Education Careers: The Science Department works closely with the Teacher Education Department to provide courses that meet the strict requirements of Georgia state certification, both in basic and secondary science education areas. Sustainability Minor: With a developing emphasis on proper use of resources and a desire to better motivate and equip students in a mission setting to think through allocation priorities, TFC has added a sustainability minor that covers ecology, public health in a global setting, and practical exercises. What do I get to do as a Biology major at TFC? – Study and dissect cool animals – Grow your own special germs – Mate fruit flies – Watch your professor set off fire alarms – Build massive molecular models to illustrate structure – Rescue goldfish from insulin shock – Do “streaking” on the TFC campus (bacterial plates) – Analyze classmates’ DNA to see if they have committed a crime No, REALLY, what do I get to do as a Biology major at TFC? – You will get close attention from the Biology professors. Classes vary from 5-30 students, and most labs have 8-10 students. Unlike larger schools, lab assistants are not used, so that one-on-one contact with the professor is increased. – For students who need help negotiating the complicated requirements of pre-med, pre-nursing, or teacher education, a strong effort is made to provide needed academic counseling and advice by the science professors. – Close association with the teaching staff also translates into opportunities for medical mission work, as well as help and references for off-campus research opportunities. – Science teachers at TFC include a Ph.D. with a purely academic background, a Ph.D. with an industrial background, and an M.D. with 25 years of clinical background and a year of seminary training. – The varied background, training, experience, and philosophies of the science professors enable graduates from the science program here to critically evaluate differing viewpoints in the world of science, a world that has become increasingly varied. – The “bottom line” for all of this is the opportunity presented to students, both majors and non-majors, to develop an intentional integration of faith and learning in the natural sciences, with applications in practical areas including bioethics, origins, and apologetics. J.V. (2010): The most appealing aspect of the Biology Department at Toccoa Falls is the accessibility of the faculty. As a science major at TFC, you will have the rare opportunity to sit down with professors and discuss anything from organic chemistry to medical school admissions to spirituality. Not only are they generally supportive of your academic and career goals, but they are actively involved in making you into the student God would have you to be. Another reason I would choose biology again if I could go back is because of the variety of places the degree can take you, especially in the current job market. While some majors offer only intellectual development, biology offers rigorous intellectual development while also opening doors into health care, biotechnology, and graduate school, to name a few. GENERAL EDUCATION – 71 hours BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective SYT 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE, or approved integrative courses HUMANITIES – 15 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG at 200- or 300-level SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours PSY 113 General Psychology or PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3 hours History Elective at the 100-, 200-, or 300-level 6 hours Electives from ANT 203, CSG 113, ECO 213, 223, GHY 213, POL 213, or SOC 213 COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 14 hours BIO 114 Biology I BIO 124 Biology II MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics MAT 323 Elements of Calculus MAJOR – 42 hours BIO 234 General Microbiology BIO 313 Evolutionary Biology BIO 314 Genetics BIO 411 Senior Seminar BIO 413 Cell Biology BIO 423 Ecology CHM 214 Chemistry I CHM 224 Chemistry II CHM 314 Organic Chemistry I CHM 324 Organic Chemistry II PHS 214 Physics I PHS 224 Physics II OPEN ELECTIVES – 13 hours The following are strongly recommended as course selections for open electives: BIO 214 Anatomy & Physiology I* BIO 224 Anatomy & Physiology II* PHY 333 Bioethics *Required for majors choosing the pre-med track. TOTAL = 126 hours [-]

BA In Biology

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 2 more

The biology degree program offers a broad training in the different fields of biology: ecology, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. OBJECTIVES The biology degree program offers a broad training in the different fields of biology: ecology, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry. Unique in shape, including the importance given to laboratory and field trips, and its content, it can acquire a GED (general pathway) or a more specialized in one of five concentrations training - Biogeochemistry environmental - Ecology - Wildlife and habitat - environmental Physiology and biochemistry - marine Science Unique in shape, including the importance given to laboratories, and its content, it can acquire specialized training, with honors diploma in the a concentration or one of the following paths: wildlife and habitats; Wildlife as we know them today are the results of many environmental pressures, whether natural or anthropogenic. The BA in biology, wildlife habitats and concentration, to better understand the links between the various wildlife species and their habitats are learning how to shape and develop wildlife habitat to guide the demographic trajectory of a species. It is located at the interface of ecology and management of natural resources, docking in advanced analytical approaches and of landscape ecology concepts, population dynamics and conservation. Students learn to identify, analyze, monitor and model wildlife populations to ensure the sustainability and in some cases their exploitation. ecology; Ecology focuses on the interactions between living things and their environment by analyzing the components, operation and evolution of ecosystems. The BS in biology, ecology concentration, to better understand the adaptations, distribution and abundance of living organisms. In addition, this training offers the opportunity to become familiar with concepts such as the exchange of nutrients and energy between ecological communities, succession processes in natural ecosystems, and the distribution and ecological effects of biodiversity. The acquired notions are closely related to several practical applications, among others in the fields of conservation biology, development and exploitation of natural resources, urban ecology, human health and the economy. environmental physiology and biochemistry; Ecology focuses on the interactions between living organisms and their environment. These organizations can respond to the particularities and the disruption of their environment by adjusting their operation. The bachelor in biology, physiology and environmental biochemistry concentration, focuses on the nature of these adjustments and the ability of individuals, populations and species to adapt to natural and anthropogenic environmental constraints and thereby their potential scalable. The biologist with a background in this discipline has powerful tools for identifying the limits to the capacity to adapt to environmental change and species sensitivity to disturbance. marine science; The oceans cover 71% of the surface of the Earth and collecting more than 95% water. Marine waters are home to a vast biodiversity including several elements remain to be discovered. The BS in biology, marine science concentration, studying marine organisms and their ecological interactions, chemistry, geology and physical characteristics of the oceans. The biologist with marine science training has solid tools to better understand the interactions between living organisms and their environment and the interdependence between biology, geology, meteorology and physics. Such specialist has excellent experience in laboratory and field study in an environment facing the sea. General path. Life comes in so many forms and scales so different that biology covers a very broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the molecular level to that of the cell and the organism to the population and the ecosystem. The BS in biology, general routing, can acquire a multidisciplinary training, covering many aspects of biology. The student can therefore build their journey according to their interests and aspirations. [-]

Bachelor in Biology (1st two years)

San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters January 2017 USA San Mateo

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. [+]

The Field Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. In order to succeed in biology, students should be passionate about the natural world and demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills. Biology at Skyline College While taking biology classes at Skyline College, students can expect to learn proper scientific reporting techniques and a thorough understanding of the scientific method, and they will use biological study, observation and experimentation to test hypotheses and analyze results. Biology classes also fulfill General Education requirements for a variety of majors. The college also offers Environmental Science classes that provide a strong interdisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Environmental science brings together the disciplines of biological, physical and earth sciences to address the impact of humans on ecological systems. While Skyline College does not currently offer an Associate Degree in Biology specifically, students can earn degrees in Biotechnology or Natural Science that can help you create a clear path for transfer to a four-year institution. Career Outlook The applications for a course of study in Biology, or a degree in Biotechnology or Natural Science, include a variety of careers in the sciences in both private and public industry. Many jobs in biology or the natural sciences require a Ph.D.; taking biology classes or pursuing a Biotechnology or Natural Science degree at Skyline College is a good launching point for pursuing further education at a four-year college or university. Biologists spend much of their time working in offices and conducting research in laboratories. Most biologists work full time. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Biological Scientists in California make an average of $83,910 per year. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the program students will be able to: General Education Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the ability to use appropriate models to solve problems. Apply the knowledge of biological science to distinguish between observations, inferences, relationships, and testimonials under investigation. Demonstrate the ability to use scientific knowledge to assess personal and environmental health. Use the scientific knowledge and skills necessary for active citizenship. Honors Discuss and understand one area of biological science (e.g., marine mammals; emerging infectious disease) Majors Demonstrate understanding of how the major groups of living organisms are related to each other and of their adaptations for survival. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts in cell biology, and the experimental approaches taken to address them. Write clear and well-argued descriptions of topics in biological sciences, based on the course material and articles. Master laboratory techniques including microscopy, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. Design, perform and analyze experiments in biology. Continue with upper division coursework in Biology. Allied Health Use aseptic technique in clinical and laboratory environments. Discuss and understand the role of microorganisms in healthy individuals and in infectious diseases. Demonstrate understanding of the structure of the human body. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of the organ systems of the human body. Apply the concept of homeostasis to basic principles in medicine. Discuss and understand the principles of cellular metabolism, molecular genetics, and immunology. Please note that the majority/all of the programs are available at all of our three Colleges. [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The program integrates biblical faith with the study of the biological sciences providing an educationally and biblically sound perspective enabling students to interact with, understand and positively respond to scientific challenges. [+]

Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The Biology Department at ORU stimulates students to acquire a working knowledge of biological systems to be able to address biological challenges that affect their daily lives. The program integrates biblical faith with the study of the biological sciences providing an educationally and biblically sound perspective enabling students to interact with, understand and positively respond to scientific challenges. At ORU a vocation in biology is seen as a God-ordained calling into the study of the wonders of His creation. The biology major meets the needs of students who desire to: - Acquire a technical background in the life sciences - Pursue graduate work in biology - Train for work in industry and government - Prepare for professional training in medical schools and other health professions - Prepare to major or minor in secondary education The Biology Major at ORU offers three areas of concentration: Pre-Medical Emphasis, Health Professions Emphasis and Environmental Science Emphasis. Pre-Medical Emphasis and Health Professionals Emphasis Admission to medical, dental and most other health profession schools in the United States is very selective. Only students with excellent grades, admission test scores, knowledge of their health profession and, in most cases, health care experience are admitted. ORU offers several pre-professional programs in the health sciences including pre-medical, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy and pre-sports medicine. Over 300 of our alumni are practicing physicians throughout the United States. Our students have been accepted into 70 medical schools including Duke University, Johns Hopkins University and Washington University. Environmental Science Emphasis We must learn to understand and live in harmony with our world in order to maintain a quality of life for ourselves and our children. The alarm against the continued misuse of our environment is being sounded more strongly than ever. The environmental science emphasis prepares students to understand, interact with and respond positively to the challenges affecting humans and their natural world, while simultaneously acknowledging the direction of the Holy Spirit. [-]