Bachelor of Science Degree, Natural Sciences Major
See also Biology Education
Fill the need for Christians in science
The need for Christians in science increases every year, as choices concerning health, environmental, and ethical standards all rest upon scientists’ philosophy of life and its origin. Combining rigorous study and biblical principles, the biology program at PCC prepares students to further the field while defending their faith.
PCC’s biology program introduces students to biological systems and processes, providing them knowledge of biology at environmental, cellular, and molecular levels. These topics are amplified and applied in the laboratory. Biology fuels students with an understanding of living organisms so that they can use their knowledge to discover even more about God’s creation. Therefore, students receive thorough instruction in the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, growth, origin, distribution, and taxonomy.
Because biology is a natural science, those considering the program are encouraged to have a background in mathematics and chemistry. Students completing the biology program are thoroughly prepared to begin a career in biology or to further their education with advanced degrees. Doctors, veterinarians, botanists, pharmacists, and many other professionals choose to begin their studies in biology, making it a viable degree option.
High School Preparation
Recommended high school preparation
for a biology concentration is 2 units of
algebra and 1 unit each of biology and
chemistry. Opportunities are available
to make up certain deficiencies. In
this case, time required to complete a
biology degree could be expected to
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence