Biology Degree

What can you do with a degree in biology?

  • Health Care Professional
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Biology Teacher
  • Health Care Professional
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Agricultural Geneticist

"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice!  Let the sea and everything in it shout His praise!  Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise before the Lord!"
New Living Translation—Psalm 96:11-13

The excitement described by the Psalmist above also illustrates how delighted the biology faculty at Northwest Nazarene University is about discovering the intricacies of God's handiwork. From teasing out the details of disease mechanisms, to understanding enzyme kinetics, to determining the habitat needs of sensitive species, our faculty love biology! One of our greatest satisfactions is found in helping our students grow in their knowledge as they work to receive their biology degree, all the while nurturing their faith and preparing them to succeed in their professional endeavors!


Department Goals & Student Outcomes

  1. Graduates who receive a biology degree from Northwest Nazarene University will demonstrate that they can think logically, analytically, and independently about the scientific principles that affect the world around them. Graduates will acquire a basic informational framework to make decisions related to such areas as nutrition, personal and family health, community policy, and national law.
  2. Graduates who receive a biology degree from Northwest Nazarene University will be able to collect and analyze scientific data and then integrate and prepare the data into professionally acceptable written and oral forms. Students will become comfortable in the utilization of modern technology to more effectively communicate.
  3. Graduates who receive a biology degree from Northwest Nazarene University will develop a historical sense of man's scientific advancement through a better understanding of natural phenomena and then apply this knowledge through a variety of scientific endeavors to accurately understand, utilize, control and predict natural processes in a way that will allow the realization of a better quality of life.
  4. Graduates who receive a biology degree from Northwest Nazarene University will integrate scholarship, faith, and service by exposure to a community of scholars and develop long term personal, spiritual, professional, and social interactions that allow mutual expression of the Lord's redeeming grace. Students should then be better able to excel in their chosen discipline and be effective and compassionate members of their community.