You can anticipate learning both in and out of typical classrooms. Sure, you’ll attend lectures, but you’ll also participate in labs and fieldwork to obtain hands-on experience. Many of the required classes are taken in the Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship, a LEEDS Platinum facility designed specifically for laboratory courses that emphasize fieldwork and environmental ethics. Over the course of your studies, you’ll take 46 credits of required coursework and 14 credits of related electives.
The required coursework provides a strong foundation in the biological sciences while the elective coursework allows you the ability to tailor your major to your specific interests. The biology major also serves an alternative to the biomedical sciences major for those of you who appreciate breadth in your biology education as you prepare for professions in the medical field, such as pharmacy or medical school.
What to expect
As a graduate of the Biology program, you will be well equipped for a wide variety of career choices to include graduate studies in any of the life sciences. As you embark on your career path, you will have a greater appreciation for just how vast and complex God’s creation is, and will lead a fulfilling life of further exploration and learning.