Biology (B.S.)

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Biology (B.S.)

Bachelor’s of Science

The Mathematics and Science Department’s Biology B.S. degree integrates biblical studies with math and science to develop excellence in academics and spiritual character in students. The department’s holistic perspective on studying the biological sciences is far from a cookie-cutter approach. Crown’s students graduate with a double major in biology and Bible studies, having fulfilled Crown’s required 30 hours of biblical courses.

Christ-centered faculty and staff work alongside students as mentors and advisers, encouraging their spiritual growth as much as their academic excellence. While studying the scientific and mathematical principles behind biology and chemistry, students also learn how God creates. In fact, the deeper students venture into their studies, the more they become aware of His intelligence and intention in creating our world.

Students who complete their Biology Degree from Crown are adequately prepared for any of the following career options:  Medical, veterinary or dental school; graduate school in biology, research or forensic science; or a position in a science-related industry, and environmental nonprofit or corporation, or a government organization.

Biology Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 38 Credits


III. Biology Major


Choose two of the following math* options:


IV. Electives - 6 Credits *


  • General Electives (300-400 level) 6 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

Total - 125-126 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Biology Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 14 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 17 Credits


Spring Semester - 16-17 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Biology major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 17-18 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • MAT - Math Elective 3-4 Credits
  • SCI 245 - General Chemistry I 4 Credits
  • SCI - Lab Science Elective (300-400 level) 4 Credits
  • SCI - Lab Science Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • SCI 246 - General Chemistry II 4 Credits
  • SCI - Lab Science Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • SCI - Lab Science Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2

Senior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 13 Credits


Footnote:


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.



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