Health Sciences/Medical Biology B.A.

School of Health + Science

Healing Others

At Crown College, you will have a unique and enriching academic experience that combines a strong foundation in biological sciences with a faith-based perspective.

As a graduate of our Health Sciences/Medical Biology program, you’ll be set apart because of a deep understanding of biological systems but also an unwavering commitment to Christian faith, serving others.



Why study Health Sciences/Medical Biology at Crown?

Take Advantage of Smaller Class sizes

Interact with professors inside and outside the classroom, and gain personalized mentoring and encouragement.

Enjoy Career Flexibility

As a graduate, your skills will be applicable in microbiology, human health, or research. Or continue on to graduate, professional, or research programs.

Approach Content from a Christian Worldview

Align your faith with your learning, and set yourself apart as a leader who lives with integrity.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Clinical Lab Scientist
Research Assistant
Biomedical Sales

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

Biomedical Engineering
Masters or Doctorate in Health Science Field
Medical Doctor

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Krista Hoekstra

Dean of Health and Sciences

Dr. Aaron Edmund

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Aeisha Thomas

Professor of Biology and Life Science

Dr. J. Trevor Vannatta

Assistant Professor of Biology

Preview of Courses

SCI 435 - Organic Chemistry I

This course studies the basic chemistry of carbon compounds including the structure, bonding, stereochemistry and nomenclature of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and organohalides. Substitution and elimination reactions of these compounds are also covered. One laboratory per week.

SCI 359 - Microbiology

The structure, identification, and importance of microorganisms including viruses are studied. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic forms are compared and contrasted. Other topics covered include microbial metabolism, growth, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology. The role of microorganisms in disease is examined and medicinally important forms are surveyed. One laboratory per week.

SCI 261 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

The structure and function of the human body are studied in detail. Topics covered include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. In addition to the regularly scheduled lecture periods there will be one laboratory per week. Laboratories include exercises on microscopy, histology, bone and muscle anatomy.


Our faculty to student ratio is 17:1. We intentionally aim to keep our class sizes small. This allows us to maintain academic excellence and strong relationships between faculty and students. At Crown College, every student is a person and not just another number.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
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Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum. For more information on other ways Crown College equips students spiritually outside of the classroom, click here.

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