Are you interested in the life sciences and its intersection with God's Word? Are you concerned with the health and well-being of others? Are you dedicated to the conservation and improvement of the world around us? Then this is the major for you.
The Biology major endeavors to develop your numerical and analytical abilities to investigate, formulate, analyze and articulate solutions to scientific, environmental and health problems within the disciplines of biology and other sciences.
This general biology course will examine major principles in biology at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels. Topics include cellular structure, metabolism processes, genetics, DNA function and genome expression, the origin of life and evolutionary principles, biotechnology, and molecular biology. The course emphasizes laboratory techniques, scientific writing, and the application of biological principles toward interpretation of case studies. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Offered annually (fall semester).
This course will introduce statistical analysis concepts and methods necessary for the interpretation of biological data in including a hands-on experience with computational methods and biological interpretation rather than statistical theory. Computer lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisites: Bio 111.
This course will require students to apply research methods and skills in the field of biology towards the completion of original student-conducted research. This course may require library research, field and/or laboratory research, and statistical analysis to be completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Independent lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: SCI 495. Course may be taken for a range of units (0.5-2 units per semester), offered each semester.
This course will introduce the philosophic nature of science with a literary review of philosophic issues associated with the epistemological and historical development of science starting with ancient Greece through today. Offered every spring semester.
This course will introduce scientific research with an emphasis on process, skills, and methods. Basic techniques in laboratory, library database, peer-reviewed abstracts and journals and statistical analysis research will be used to write papers and presentations. Prerequisite: sixteen (16) units of major courses or consent of instructor.
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Biology Department Chair
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