From electrons to ecosystems, scientific discovery will be at your fingertips in one of Indiana’s premier Christian college Biology programs. Not only will you gain an advanced understanding of how biological organisms work, but you will be encouraged to relate your faith to the study of biology and prepare for a biology career.
You will learn and apply various scientific principles throughout your Biology classes and labs, including explorations in chemistry, ecology, and genetics, as well as developmental, cell, and molecular biology. From your first Biology lab to your last, you will be working with Euler Science Complex’s graduate-level equipment. Small lab and class sizes allow students to work both individually and collaboratively with state-of-the-art technology in Euler’s comparative anatomy and microbiology lab, cell biology and molecular genetics lab, cell culture room, and large greenhouse.
Biology students pursuing careers in health science can choose between two rigorous education paths: Biology Pre-Med or Biology Allied Health. Click here to learn more about Taylor’s pre-medical curriculum and preparation.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
The more traditional route leads students to declare a Biology Pre-Med major and enter into Taylor’s Pre-Medical program. This program will prepare you to be a strong contender for acceptance into the country’s leading medical and dentistry schools—ultimately leading you toward a career as physician (MD, DO) or dentist (DDS). Graduates of Taylor’s Pre-Med program have attended elite professional and medical schools, such as the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati, and others. Approximately 90% of students who successfully complete the Pre-Med program are accepted into professional schools to study medicine or dentistry.
The second path, Biology’s Allied Health track, focuses on directing students toward non-pre-med careers in the health field. With advising from Biology professors and Taylor’s Health Professions Coordinator, you can choose the best courses that will fulfill the prerequisites and prepare you for the graduate school of your choice, whether you’re interested in becoming a physician assistant (pre-PA) or a nurse practitioner, or studying physical therapy (pre-PT), occupational therapy (pre-OT), optometry, pharmacy, or genetic counseling.
*All health science career paths require an additional graduate program in health science after receiving your Biology Bachelor’s degree.