BACHELORS DEGREE | BIOLOGY: GENERAL TRACK

Degree Overview

 

If you are interested in biology and are seeking a flexible preparation for further work in other science professions or in research, the general track of Maranatha’s Biology major is your best choice.

This program provides ample opportunities to study plants and animals, classify various forms of organisms, make observations, analyze evidence, and solve problems in a quest to increase your understanding of the world God created.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehensively explain concepts and issues in biology.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design experiments to test original hypotheses using appropriate laboratory or field procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply science and mathematics in the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to present scientific research and critical analysis in oral presentations and technical writing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use scientific knowledge to declare the glory of the Creator as revealed in the Bible and His creation.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function as a servant leader in a team environment.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • General Biology 1 (4)
  • General Chemistry 1 (4)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • General Biology 2 (4)
  • General Chemistry 2 (4)
  • The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities: Cross Cultural

 

Potential Career Fields

  • Botanist
  • Biochemist
  • Ecologist
  • Physiologist
  • Science educator
  • Physiologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Park ranger
  • Zoo biologist
  • Medical researcher

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | ANDREA RAY

Andrea Ray ('11) defended her dissertation in the summer of 2017 for her PhD in Microbiology and Food safety at Purdue University. Her research focuses on determining the variation in virulence and susceptibility to food safety measures within populations of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica. She co-authored a research article in the journal Foodborne Pathogens and Disease in January 2015 based on her work with Listeria monocytogenes. In addition to conducting her PhD research, she has served as a teaching assistant for two microbiology courses and supervised a number of undergraduate researchers. Most recently, she helped train three Afghan professors from the University of Herat, Afghanistan, in food safety techniques, enabling them to start their own food technology program in Herat. She is part of the student leadership team at Graduate Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Purdue and attends a church in the area.   

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Timothy Veenstra - Faculty

Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Science | Professor

Credentials

PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Marcos Garza-Madrid - Faculty

Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor

Credentials

PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Marvin Stephens - Faculty

Marvin Stephens

College of Arts and Science | Professor

Credentials

PhD Chemistry, University of Nebraska

BS Chemistry, Cedarville College

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Jodi Herbert

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor

Credentials

PhD Mathematics, Kansas State University

MS Mathematics, Kansas State University

BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

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