The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences spans the disciplines of Biology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Physical Science. The department seeks to produce in students the ability to carefully analyze any area of knowledge that intersects these diverse disciplines.
The department strives to instill in students the desire to be professionally competent, to develop lifelong patterns of intellectual growth and to be uncompromising in their faith. This is accomplished by a consideration of historically tested facts and current perspectives in the various scientific disciplines in addition to the Word of God. The internally consistent outcome of these studies form a basis for the accurate evaluation of science past, present and yet future.
The goal of all instruction is to send forth the saints with an understanding of science, so that through their professional, academic and spiritual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted.
In the general biology emphasis students can choose from a number of elective classes. Students who choose this emphasis area may go on to seek employment after they graduate or may choose to attend graduate school.
Many of the most important discoveries in science in the last 60 years have taken place in this field. Because of the complexity of life at this level, students in this emphasis enjoy some of the most challenging courses in the biology major.
It is important to be good stewards of this world which God has given us, so that we can responsibly utilize our God-given resources to sustain life with growing populations. If you enjoy the outdoors and wildlife, this is a major for you.
Students who desire to attend medical school, other health professions, programs and graduate school in the sciences can major in Biology or Mathematics.
Students desiring to obtain a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in biology should contact their advisors about specific major requirements for this credential.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology will be required to take a comprehensive, discipline-specific examination in their senior year prior to graduation.
The training students receive at The Master's College in Biological and Physical Sciences helps them prepare for the following careers: