The Health Sciences Major provides a foundation for professional study in several health related fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and pharmacy among others. The Biology Major provides a foundation for professional and graduate study in the biological sciences. The Pre-Medical Profession Major provides a foundation for professional or graduate study in medicine, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatric, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and other graduate programs in the allied health fields. Students may major in Health Sciences, Biology, or Pre-Medical Profession to earn the Bachelor of Science degree. There can be no double major within the Biological Science Majors, i.e., you may not declare a double major with Health Sciences and Biology or with Biology and Pre-Medical Profession or with Health Sciences and Pre-Medical Profession.
In addition to natural science studies, the program includes the broad cultural background in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that prepare graduates to become informed citizens. A Christian perspective on bioethics and evolution adds an important dimension to the program.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in one of these majors will have a solid, broad-based background in the biological sciences. They will know how to apply the scientific method to research and be familiar with the use of biological instruments and techniques. Additionally, students will comprehend essential facts and principles of biology and effectively communicate using scientific notation and terminology. The major prepares students to articulate and defend a Christian perspective on ethical and controversial issues in science and recognize the importance of these skills in Christian service.