Bachelor of Science in General Biology

In the past century, we have witnessed remarkable breakthroughs in scientific technology: cloning, the mapping of the human genome and the first remote surgery, to name a few. But is our ability to create these technologies sufficient justification to employ them? Gain a better understanding of emerging technologies, and investigate the moral and ethical implications of scientific advancements.We believe, at Southeastern, that Christians in scientific and medical professions have a responsibility not only to understand emerging technologies but also to investigate the moral and ethical implications of scientific advancements. In our biology program, we honor God’s creation by learning all we can about it. Our approach is critical, logical, current and objective. It is also biblical because, to us, the best scientific thinkers also have a strong moral, ethical and faith foundation against which to measure their knowledge. In your classes, you will gain an in-depth exposure to the biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences and have the opportunity to participate in medical mission trips and local ministry opportunities.

Make a difference through medical mission trips and local ministry opportunities.

Program Details

20 hours of pre-biology core
50 hours of major core
56 hours of general education
6 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 132

Sample Core Courses

  • Bioethics (BIOL 2113) — This course is designed to investigate the ethical issues pertaining to human life, such as abortion, physician-assisted dying and suicide, the beginning and end of personhood, stem cell research, cloning, animal experimentation, genetic engineering, eugenics and assisted reproductive technology procedures. Other matters pertaining to biological sciences and ethics can be included.
  • Cell Molecular Biology (BIOL 2633) — This course is an in-depth study of the structure and molecular functions of a composite cell. The anatomy and physiology of the cell will be covered.
  • Microbiology (BIOL 4013) — This course is an introduction to the biology of micro-organisms, including structure, physiology and ecology of bacteria, algae, viruses, protozoa and lower fungi.
  • Ecology (NSCI 3333) — This course is an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of ecology, the ecosystem, community and population level of organization.

Biology Core Studies


General Genetics (and Lab)

Life Origins

Senior Capstone Course

Chemistry and Physics Core

General Physics I and II (and Labs)

Organic Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

Biology Specialization

Cell and Molecular Biology

Histology (and Lab)

Microbiology (and Lab)

Developmental Anatomy (and Lab)

Special Topics in Biology

Botany (and Lab)

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Diversity (and Lab)

Animal Physiology and Molecular Biology

Ecology (and Lab)

  • Physician
  • Chiropractor
  • Pharmacist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Forensic Science
  • Biomedical Animator
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Healthcare administration
  • Geographer
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Scientific Journal Editor
  • Dental Assistant
  • Environmental Science Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Audiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Zoologist
  • Orthotic and prosthetic physician
  • Biochemist
  • Forensic Entomologist
  • Research Scientist
  • University Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Medical Imaging Physicist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Data Mapping Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Science Teacher
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Pathology Laboratory Technician
  • Museum Education Officer
  • Educational Consultant
  • Medical Software Engineer
  • Project Manager (Infrastructure)
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Health and safety risk advisor
  • Dietitian
  • Histotechnician
  • Surgical Sales Associate
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Sonographer