Biology Student

Bachelor of Science

Develop your knowledge of Life Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Biology at Columbia International University provides you with the knowledge, skills and service opportunities needed for a successful career in the life sciences. Dive deep into the physiology, morphology, anatomy and origin of living organisms. Whether your dream is to work in a laboratory or work with creatures in the great outdoors, our simulated and hands-on experiences will help you develop critical thinking and essential skills.

You will benefit from small lab courses, taught by credentialed faculty that ensure you have the opportunity to thrive. Research projects and simulations embedded in the curriculum will challenge and prepare you for the next level. As you learn about the complexity of the living world, you will expand your knowledge and appreciation of all living organisms.

The Biology major includes courses such as:

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Botany
  • Ecology

For more information, please refer to the Academic Catalog for the 4-year plan of courses.


  • Small class and lab sizes so that you have more interaction with your professors
  • Science courses taught from the Biblical worldview
  • Laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment in the new Health Sciences Lab
  • Special Topics course based on student/faculty interest
  • Oral and written lab reports to enhance communication skills
  • Domestic and international missions opportunities
Locations Offered
On Campus
120 credit hours

Career Opportunities:

Here are some of the areas where you will see Biology graduates working after they complete their graduate/professional degree:

  • Agricultural and Food Science Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Forester
  • Conservation officer
  • Zoo/Wildlife Biologist
  • High School Biology Teacher

Some pursue M.S. or Ph.D.’s in disciplines such as:

  • Marine Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecology
  • Biomedical Sciences

Science Core 45

BIO 2120 - General Biology II 3

BIO 2121 - General Biology II Laboratory 1

BIO 3110 - Microbiology 3

BIO 3111 - Microbiology Laboratory 1

BIO 3215 - Molecular and General Genetics 4

BIO 3360 - Origins 2

BIO 4120 - Cell Biology 4

CHE 1110 - General Chemistry I 3

CHE 1111 - General Chemistry I Laboratory 1

CHE 1120 - General Chemistry II 3

CHE 1121 - General Chemistry II Laboratory 1

CHE 3110 - Organic Chemistry I 3

CHE 3111 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1

CHE 3120 - Organic Chemistry II 3

CHE 3121 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1

MAT 2600 - Business Calculus 3

PHY 2110 - General Physics I 3

PHY 2111 - General Physics I Laboratory 1

PHY 2121 - General Physics II Laboratory 1

Biology Major 12

BIO 3350 - Botany 4

BIO 4110 - Ecology 4

BIO 4810 - Special Topics in Biology or Biomedical Sciences 3

BIO 4100 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar 1

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