At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Ecological
  • Molecular
  • Organismal


WSCUC (formerly WASC)

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Biology Degree

APU’s Bachelor of Science in Biology degree equips students to explore God’s creation. The program provides a solid foundation in a wide range of biology and chemistry topics. These then provide a framework for an emphasis in ecological, molecular, or organismal biology.

Biology majors have the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research alongside faculty, allowing them to stand out among their peers when applying for graduate programs or professional research positions.

Throughout the program, students study ethical conduct in research, a Christian’s role in the scientific community, and the relationship of Christian faith to the natural world. Biology majors gain a deep understanding of the building blocks of life and leave APU ready to make a difference in the world.

APU also offers a science concentration for liberal studies majors.

Life on Film is a series of films about Azusa Pacific University students, faculty, and alumni. Jon Milhon ’87, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and chemistry, exemplifies the scholar/mentor approach of more than 300 faculty members at Azusa Pacific.

Pathway from Education to Vocation

Download the Biology Major Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.

Biology Major Brochure (PDF)

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a biology major if you:

  • Care about the environment and/or animals.
  • Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors or behind a microscope.
  • Are thorough, process oriented, and detail oriented.
  • Enjoy doing research in field and lab settings.
  • Want to help humankind overcome serious challenges.
  • Love to discover how living systems work.
  • Are good at thinking analytically.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.