The Biology Department is part of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics.
|Program Options||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology|
|Minor in Biology|
What makes an OBU Biology degree special?
A degree in Biology from OBU provides the perfect combination of exploring cutting-edge knowledge and developing hands-on technical proficiency. The OBU Science Division is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence while nourishing both appreciation and respect for all aspects of God’s creation. A Biology degree, or any other Science degree, from OBU will prepare you well for many careers, and is best known for its quality in preparing students for Medical School, Dental School, Graduate School, and many other post-graduate professional programs.
If you are preparing for a future as a Medical Doctor (including Neurosurgeon, Cardiologist, Pediatrician, Anesthesiologist, Dermatologist, etc.), Physician’s Assistant, Pharmacist, Dentist, etc., the Biology degree is closely aligned to the current MCAT, PCAT, and DAT entrance exam standards. The changes for these exams become effective in 2015 but were announce more than ten years ago. In preparation, our professors designed this degree and its elective/supporting courses to not only meet the anticipated changes but also to prepare students for other careers where Biology is the degree of choice.
What are OBU grads doing with their Biology degrees?
Medical Doctors (including Neurosurgeons, Cardiologists, Pediatricians, Anesthesiologists, Dermatologists, and many others), Dentists, Field Biologists, Pharmaceutical Researchers, Biomedical Researchers, Lawyers, Marine Biologists, Epidemiologists, Microbiologists, Pharmacists, Osteopathic Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Optometrists, Speech Pathologists, Veterinarians, Physician Assistants, Medical Missionaries, and University Professors.
What courses can I take?
Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Environmental Biology, Immunology, Human Anatomy (with cadaver), Natural History of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Learn more about our Science and Mathematics faculty.
Biology majors engage in many experiments, both in and out of the laboratory. Students participate in scientific meetings, listen to seminars by internationally known scientists, perform independent senior research projects, take field trips, etc, and have opportunities (at extra cost) to travel with a class to places like Hawaii and Costa Rica.