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.

 

Health Related Pre-professional

Pre-Medicine
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

 

News & Events

Graduation Commencement | Class of 2020

Southwestern Adventist University’s Class of 2020

Flattening the Curve | Creation Health Principles

Southwestern Adventist University hosts The North American Premiere of The Dig

Service with a Smile: Southwestern Alum and Physician Carries Medical Mission Work to Children of the World

Southwestern Adventist University To Host North American Premiere Screening of The Dig

Southwestern Adventist University Strategizes for the Future 

Dinosaur Research Draws World-Wide Acclaim, Inspires New TV Series

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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

Programs

B.S. Biology, Biomedical Emphasis

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

B.S. Biology, 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.

B.S. Biology, Integrative Biology

Integrative Biology allows you to experience the full range of fields within Biology and includes research-based experiences and coursework

B.A. Biology

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.

B.S. Medical Laboratory Science

If you are interested in supporting the medical field from behind the scenes, Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is for you! The MLS program prepares students with an interest in medicine to be medical lab technicians.

B.S. Biology, Life Science Secondary Teaching Certification

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.

Minor in Biology

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.

Minor in Biology, Life Science Secondary Teaching Certification

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.

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.  

 

Professions

  • 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
Professor and Department Chair
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Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Biological Sciences
Paleontology Specialist
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Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Adjunct Faculty
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Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
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Erin Maloney, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
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