Biology Overview

William Jessup University’s Biology Program is dedicated to providing students with the personal support and intellectual skills to master core principles and
competencies in the life sciences and to apply their knowledge, from a Christian ethos, in the service of humanity. Students of Biology will be trained how to think ‘beyond’ the life sciences, to integrate concepts from diverse disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach in Biology naturally gives rise to novel solutions and new discoveries, creating opportunities for WJU graduates, as Christian critical thinkers, to impact society and lead in new fields.

A graduate with a B.S. degree in Biology will be able to:

  • Apply for professional degree programs – Medicine, dental, pharmacology, veterinarian, etc.
  • Qualified for post graduate applications.
  • Apply to allied health programs – Nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiological tech, ultrasound tech, and many more.
  • Apply to post graduate research programs.
  • Apply to Bio research programs.
  • Explore many other biological science related opportunities.
  • Apply to Allied Health programs – Physicians Assistant, Pharmacology Tech


  • Extensive multidisciplinary course offerings that explore the convergence of the life sciences with diverse fields such as business, religion, psychology, sociology, public policy, and the arts
  • Rigorous ‘Pre-Med’ curriculum with lower and upper division course work in Biology and supporting physical sciences and mathematics
  • Highly collaborative, cross-disciplined and integrative approach to instruction
  • Christ-centered, faith-based courses
  • Guaranteed course enrollment
  • Personalized Advising
  • WASC Accredited

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Production
  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Government
  • Humanitarian Service
  • Life Science Research
  • Medicine and Allied Health
  • Policy

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate both a theoretical and a practical mastery of biology across a broad scope of disciplines, ranging from molecular to ecosystem biology.
  • Demonstrate scientific literacy including strategies for review and evaluation of the primary literature, in depth knowledge of experimental design and application, and careful evaluation of content information.
  • Demonstrate appropriate laboratory techniques and mastery of basic laboratory skills in multiple fields of biology.
  • Demonstrate mastery of scientific method and the art of critical thinking, associated cognitive skills in the formulation of a problem, data gathering and analysis, and interpretation of results to address practical questions in biology.
  • Effectively describe scientific concepts and discoveries through oral, written, and visual communication.
  • Recognize and develop connections between other academic disciplines and the biological sciences and appreciate the social relevance of biology.
  • Recognize and articulate how the created world reflects God’s goodness and wisdom in its richness, order, beauty, diversity, and interconnectivity.
  • Develop a worldview that weighs and integrates scientifically informed perspectives with God’s Word and a respect for His creation.

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Featured Faculty
Chair of the Biology Department
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
God has given me a mind for teaching and research, but a heart for discipleship. I believe we have the responsibility to train up the next generation of Christ followers, and WJU provides an ideal opportunity to engage, equip and empower the next generation to carry out Christ’s work. Here at Jessup we have been given a unique privilege to build a truly Christ-centered and Gospel-motivated science program, and I am grateful to be part of building this program.
Biology Faculty
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physics
Dean of the Division of Natural and Applied Sciences
Lab Technician
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Lab Manager - Biology Department