Biology (B.S.)

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Biology Degree Program in Minnesota

Bachelor of Science (BS)

At Crown, the Mathematics and Science Department’s Biology Bachelor of Science degree integrates math and science with biblical studies to develop excellence in academics and spiritual character. 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 in Minnesota 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.


At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

Biology Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 30 Credits

Major Core

III. Biology Major - 62-63 Credits

All major core classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Choose two of the following math* options:

IV. Electives - 20-21 Credits *

  • Electives (300-400 level) 6 Credits
  • Electives 14-15 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

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.

* 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.

Recommended BIB/THE electives:

Recommended Social Science elective:

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Biology Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 14 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 17-18 Credits

Spring Semester - 14-15 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 Credits

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 14 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits (THE 334X  recommended)
  • SCI 441 - Senior Science Seminar 3 Credits
  • SCI - Science Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits

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