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Corban University

Biology

In Corban’s biology program, you’ll study the amazing intricacies of the living organisms and systems that make up our world. From medicine to veterinary science to ecology and environmentalism, dozens of fields require knowledge and competence in the biological sciences. Corban’s bachelor’s degree in biology paves the way for you to make a positive impact on the created world.

Every class is taught from a biblical worldview, encouraging you to consider all of life as God’s created work. You’ll have the opportunity to explore how we can steward God’s creation and glorify Him through science. No matter what career path you choose, you’ll be equipped to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

Is Biology the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You’re fascinated with the way God’s creation functions, especially plants, animals, and people.
  • You don’t necessarily want to go into medicine.
  • You can be methodical and enjoy working with charts, numbers, and other data.
  • You enjoy reading articles about the science behind living organisms.
  • You’re passionate about protecting and improving the health of people, animals, and the environment.
  • You want to keep your options open for a science-related career!

Career Options

The biology program at Corban prepares students to pursue a wide variety of science-related careers, including:

  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Ecology
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Scientific Research
  • …and more!

What You’ll Learn

Corban’s biology degree gives you a well-rounded background in the field of biology so you will have the flexibility to pursue a variety of science-related careers. Elective course options also let you customize the degree further to best prepare for your career goals.

In addition to core courses in biology and chemistry, some of the courses you may take include:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physics
  • Plant Physiology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Virology & Immunology
  • Biochemistry

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Unique Opportunities

Research

Even as an undergraduate, you will have the opportunity to conduct original research at Corban. Biology students work alongside faculty to research a range of scientific topics. This research is funded by external foundations, alumni, stakeholders, and university grants.

Students then present their research at Corban’s Annual Science Symposium and other conferences in the Pacific Northwest. Some students have even had their work published! Most students have to wait until graduate school for this type of hands-on research experience, so you’ll have a significant advantage to add to your resume.

Internships

Work with experienced scientists in pharmaceutical research, environmental science, agriculture, research and development, and more. Internships give you the opportunity to explore career options, gain real world experience, and prepare to make a difference in the world through science.