Federal CIP: 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General
The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is one of three majors offered in biological sciences at Southern Wesleyan University. The major is designed to prepare students for graduate study and/or careers in research, laboratory technology, environmental work, teaching, forensic science, healthcare, medicine, dentistry, nursing, physician’s assistant, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or occupational/physical therapy, as well as many other professions.
Students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology degree are expected to:
- express and support, orally and in-writing, an integration of faith and biology and a knowledge of current biomedical and environmental issues, including their ethical implications;
- exhibit competence in the following subdisciplines of biology: cell biology, molecular biology & genetics, organismal biology, and population biology/ecology/evolution;
- locate, comprehend, and communicate about scientific literature, and present literature and laboratory findings in oral and written form; and
- utilize mathematics and statistics and apply these concepts to biological phenomena.