Biology

Life as we see it

Are you curious about how living organisms work and interact? Whether you anticipate a career in research or medicine, you’ll get a solid grasp of general biology and the opportunity to pursue more specialized training. The biology major’s pre-medical emphasis equips students with the academic and laboratory skills needed to pursue graduate education in biology-related fields such as medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, and physician’s assistant programs. The biological science program at Maranatha provides a biblical perspective on current issues and great preparation for students who want to make a difference in the world of biology.

"My desire is to show students the benefits and importance of studying how God’s creation works." Dr. Paul Molitor - Faculty

Pick a track

As a biology major you can pick one of two tracks including General and Pre-Medical. Click on each of the links to check out the schedules and opportunities for each.


Our faculty knows biology

Dr. Garza’s thesis was on “one step chemical surface modification of material to improve the productivity of recombinant protein production,” as he stated it. “I don’t know if that is interesting or just confusing,” he added.

Dr. Garza also spent a year and a half as a research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He worked in the Ophthamology department in the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.

Read more about our Applied Science faculty.



Your potential schedule: General track

Fall Spring 
General Biology 14General Biology 24
General Chemistry 14General Chemistry 24
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
English Composition 13English Composition 23
Music Elective2The Modern World3
Fall Spring 
General Science Elective4Invertebrate Zoology4
Christian Life and Leadership3Probability and Statistics3
Humanities Elective3General Science Elective4
Calculus 15Baptist Heritage3
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Organic Chemistry 14Biochemistry4
Microbiology4General Science Elective4
Technical Writing3Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23American Studies Elective3
Microsoft Excel1Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Fall Spring 
Cell and Molecular Biology 13Genetics3
General Science Elective4Cell and Molecular Biology 23
Modern Creationary Thought3Apologetics2
Humanities Elective3Bible Elective3
Open Elective3Open Elective5

Your potential career

  • Research biologist
  • Botanist
  • Biochemist
  • Cell biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Physiologist
  • Taxonomist
  • Marine biologist
  • Management and conservationist
  • Park ranger
  • Zoo biologist
  • Life science educator
  • Science writer

Your potential career

  • Biotechnologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Doctor
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Health care professional
  • Athletic trainer
  • Biology artist/Illustrator

Your potential schedule: Pre-medical track

Fall Spring 
General Biology 14General Biology 24
General Chemistry 14General Chemistry 24
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
English Composition 13English Composition 23
Music Elective2The Modern World3
Fall Spring 
Anatomy and Physiology 14Invertebrate Zoology4
Christian Life and Leadership3Probability and Statistics3
Humanities Elective3Anatomy and Physiology 24
Calculus 15Baptist Heritage3
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Organic Chemistry 14Biochemistry4
Microbiology4Organic Chemistry 24
Technical Writing3Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Humanities Elective3
Microsoft Excel1Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Fall Spring 
Cell and Molecular Biology 13Cell and Molecular Biology 23
General Physics 14Apologetics2
Modern Creationary Thought3General Physics 24
American Studies Elective3Genetics3
Open Elective3Bible Elective3
Open Elective1