Welcome to the study of biology and life! It's truly an exciting time in biology across the globe. Our programs will prepare you for impressive careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields, and other professions like physical or occupational therapies, pharmacy, even teaching.

From researching diseases or conservation, to exploring animal ecology and analyzing prehistoric dinosaur bones, our programs will take you through a hands-on journey with some of the best professors and mentors in the field of biology.

Our mission is to encourage thoughtful investigation of living systems. We prepare students to serve in the fields of health care, research, conservation, and education.

News & Events

Graduation Weekend

May 3 2019 (All day) to May 5 2019 (All day)

Hal Wright Lecture: Understanding Genesis

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Alumnus Doctor Shares Advice

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The Connection Between Music and Science

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SWAU Ecology Class Visits Wildlife Refuge

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Firefighter Student Starts Recycling Program

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SWAU MOVES UP IN U.S. NEWS BEST COLLEGES RANKINGS

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SWAU CELEBRATES MILESTONE AT DINOSAUR DIG

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Professor Publishes Book on Creation

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ADVENTIST SCIENTIST IN NEW THEATRICAL DOCU: ‘IS GENESIS HISTORY?'

SOUTHWESTERN FACULTY RECEIVE AWARDS

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SWAU OPENS DINOSAUR SCIENCE MUSEUM

Programs

Biology B.A.

The Biology (B.A.) Program is designed for students seeking to go to medical school or to pursue research in biology with the flexibility in choosing your classes and includes a minor area and a foreign language.

 

Life Science (B.A.) (Secondary Teaching Certification) Program

The Life Science (B.A.) degree is designed to prepare you to teach at the secondary (high school) level with the flexibility in choosing your classes and includes a minor area and a foreign language.

Curriculum Guide

Biology (B.S.), Biomedical Emphasis

The Biomedical emphasis is popular with students wanting to pursue careers in medicine, various allied health professions, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.

 

Biology (B.S.), Ecology and Conservation Biology Emphasis

The Ecology and Conservation Biology emphasis is popular with students wanting to pursue careers in the public sector related to conservation.

Life Science (B.S.) (Secondary Teaching Certification) Program

The Life Science (B.S.) degree are designed to prepare you to teach at the secondary (high school) level.

 

Medical Laboratory Science (BS) Program

The Life Science (B.S.) If you are interested in supporting the medical field from behind the scenes, Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is for you! Click here to be redirected to our Medical Laboratory Science page.

 

If none of the above options interest you, consider combining two majors under Interdisciplinary Studies. For example, you could combine Biology and Computer Science to prepare for a career in bioinformatics.

 

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Your Future

Careers

Biology is the most common degree of medical professionals.  Most biology students go on to graduate or professional school to become physicians, dentists, therapists, pharmacists, researchers, etc.  Others become educators, entrepreneurs, or technicians in biotech, academic, or government positions.  

 

Sample Job Titles

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher

98%
of our Biology graduates
are working in a field they
enjoy.

Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
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Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Biological Sciences
Research Professor
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Peter McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Department Chair
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Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Honors Director
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Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor
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