Biology (B.S.)

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Biology Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology provides an exceptional preparation for students who wish to pursue a wide range of science-related career options including: medical, veterinary or dental school; graduate school in biology, research or forensic science; positions in a science-related industry, environmental nonprofit, corporation, or government organization.

The department’s holistic perspective on studying the biological sciences provides significant faculty guidance, mentoring, and career support. The program is also unique in that 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. Graduates of the program have received research fellowships, entered medical schools, and even been awarded internships at the prestigious Mayo Clinic.

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.

 

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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