Bachelor of Science in Biology
The bachelor of science in biology is the perfect program to prepare you for entry to the medical school, dental school, or other graduate program of your choice. All of the required pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, or pre-veterinary medicine courses can be easily included in this program, and a wide variety of additional courses are available as well. The following emphases help the student to focus their studies in a particular area of interest:
- Biomedical - Preparation for application to medical school
- Neuroscience - Behavioral neuroscience with a strength in biology
- Biological Science - A broad preparation for those interested in the full spectrum of biological diversity.
Biotechnology is an industry that is growing by leaps and bounds. The biotechnology program at Andrews University aims to transform students into scientists of the highest caliber and ethical standard that can contribute to this industry in many capacities. Through a broad and interdisciplinary training in the biosciences, students will develop the practical scientific and communication skills necessary for employment in biotechnology. They will also develop in their knowledge of the ethical issues that frequently arise in this discipline. Areas of study include genetics, genomics and proteomics, biochemistry, and techniques in molecular cloning and analysis. Students specialize in either biological or chemical aspects of biotechnology. An internship requirement will introduce students to the biotechnology workforce and help them to make connections that may lead to future employment.
The master of science in biology is an advanced academic degree that prepares students to continue on for a Ph.D. or perhaps to work in a high level research lab or state lab as a research associate or technician.
With a master of arts in teaching, the student is prepared to teach biology in secondary schools. This degree is offered through the School of Education. A minor or its equivalent in biology on the undergraduate level is a prerequisite.