Biology majors study the smallest parts of life—cells, molecules, genes—in order to
understand the biggest—the human body, the environment, the animal world. All CBU
biology courses are taught by full-time faculty members who interact with students
in the classroom and in the lab. Students will participate in research, complete an
internship, assist faculty members with research projects and possibly even teach
a lab or lecture as a teaching assistant.
Research with faculty Our faculty are personally invested in the students, and opportunities for students
to be involved in research and student organizations are plenty.
Prepare for graduate school We are very proud of the success our graduates are having, especially those who were
looking at pre-medical and pre-health professions. About 90% of our biology students
who have applied to medical programs have been accepted, and 100% of those who have
applied to pharmacy programs over the last 10 years have been accepted.
The principles of genetics including the nature of genetic materials, chromosome mechanics,
genetic recombination, and gene action.
Cell and Molecular Biology
An examination of the structure, ultrastructure, organization, and functions of cells.
This course will introduce and reinforce the skills necessary to perform biological
Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate competency in biology at levels comparable to national standards.
Critically analyze and discuss scientific journal articles.
Critically analyze and discuss selected contemporary and/or controversial issues in
biology, enabling them to be informed citizens and participants in the public debate
and discourse involving these issues.
Take the next step toward living your purpose
As you make decisions about college, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational
experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and
fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do
more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training
and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Apply today! When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and
knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and
all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.
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"I chose my major because I like biology. The program has made me more responsible
and the classes are all very interesting." Ernie Borno, 2018
"I think medicine is extremely interesting and it's one of the jobs where you can potentially
save lives. And biology has always been an interest of mine. The professors at CBU
care and want you to do well. They are extremely helpful and always available for
office hours." David Martinez, 2019
"I chose biology because I love the ocean. While in CBU's program, I have become more
mature and determined. I know I have a lot of options, now, for the future." Antonio Diaz-Vega, 2021
"I chose biology because I want to help people and go to medical school. The teachers
are really awesome and they are always there to help you if you have questions." Kyle Moore, 2021
"I chose this major because biology will give me the right tools and knowledge to further
my passion for helping those in need. I love a lot of things about this program at
CBU because the whole staff wants nothing but success for every individual." Aldo Avendano, 2021
"I have an interest in science and I want to become a doctor to help those in need.
I like the community within the biology major and how the professors all want the
best for me." Taj Sangha, 2020
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