“Great are the works of the Lord, they are pondered by all who delight in them” (Psalm 111:2).
Students with a BA in Biology will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to explore and reveal God’s Creation at the community, population, organismal and bio-molecular level. This four year degree program will provide students with a broad, trans-disciplinary perspective on life-sciences in one of three course concentrations, General Biology, Human Biology, and Health and the Environment. The BA major in Biology will consists of lower and upper division course work in Biology and supporting physical sciences and mathematics. The program is designed to give students rigorous preparation in Biology while also providing a broader exposure to courses outside the major than is generally possible with a Bachelor of Science degree.
(Curriculum pending approval)
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from William Jessup will be able to:
- 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.
|Biology Major (27 core units and 35 concentration units)||62|
The following are part of the requirement for this major and are recommended to fulfill General Education requirements:
|BIO 101&102||Principles of Biology I & II||10 (7 units towards Phys. & Bio. Science)|
|MATH140||Calculus I||4 (Mathematics and Quan. Reasoning)|
Intro to Inorganic Chemistry I w /lab
(or CHEM 110; req'd for Human Biology)
Intro to Inorganic Chemistry II w /lab
(or CHEM 111; req'd for Human Biology)
|SCI221||Physics I w/ lab||4 units|
|MATH320||Probablility and Statistics||3 units|
|BIO341||Genes and Gene Expression||4 units|
|Units left over from Gen. Ed. Courses||3 units|
|Core Total:||27 units|