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Core Curriculum

Both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology include a core curriculum that includes 2 semesters of general biology, ecology, genetics, and origins. In addition to these biology courses, students take specified sequences (depending on major and emphasis) of additional biology electives, physical sciences. and mathematics. Lastly, our curriculum includes opportunities for students to learn and practice science via the following courses: introduction to research, research/internship, and senior seminar.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

There are three different emphases students can pursue as part of their Bachelor of Science in Biology, including a Pre-medical emphasis, General Biology emphasis, and a Wildlife/Ecology emphasis. These areas of study are ideal for leading students to careers in a variety of medical and research fields.

You can read about the Bachelor of Science in Biology, including the emphasis areas of study described above, in the NNU Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy

This degree is designed to prepare the student for graduate studies in physical therapy or athletic training. The enrollments at the graduate schools are fixed, and students must compete for these positions. The two emphases—pre-physical therapy and athletic training—are administered jointly by the Biology and Kinesiology Departments respectively.

You can read about the Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy in the NNU Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Students pursuing their Bachelor of Arts in Biology usually intend to enter the work force as lab technician, field biologist, consultant and a myriad of jobs. This degree is primarily for students that do not intend to immediately pursue a graduate degree in biology or medicine.

You can read about the Bachelor of Arts in Biology in the NNU Catalog.

Biology Education

NNU has an excellent history in preparing students to become biology teachers. Students interested in this career path will obtain a Bachelor of Arts, in Secondary Education and then determining whether to teach biology exclusively, or to pair it with another area of teaching expertise. This degree is co-administered by the Biology and the Education Departments.

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