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Corban University

Biology

The biology degree at Corban gives you the training to make a difference through science. Whether you’re interested in environmental science, research, health-related careers, or animal science, you will benefit from Corban’s expert faculty, rigorous academics, and biblical worldview.

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.