Taylor’s Biology Health Sciences degree is taught in an environment where students can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith into their future careers in the health sciences. With a rigorous curriculum in modern biology, extensive practical experiences with patients, and a focus on whole-person wellness, the Biology Health Sciences major meets requirements for a broad range of health sciences careers. Choose from concentrations in Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental, Pre-PA, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Allied Health.
Taylor’s Pre-Medical program will prepare you to be a strong contender for acceptance into the country’s leading medical and dentistry schools—ultimately toward a career as physician (MD, DO) or dentist (DDS). Graduates of Taylor’s Pre-Med program have attended elite professional and medical schools, such as the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati, and others. Approximately 96% of students who successfully complete the Pre-Med program are accepted into professional schools to study medicine or dentistry.
With advising from Biology professors and Taylor’s Health Professions Coordinator, you can choose the best courses that will fulfill the prerequisites and prepare you for the graduate school of your choice, whether you’re interested in becoming a physician assistant (pre-PA) or a nurse practitioner, or studying optometry, pharmacy, or genetic counseling.
*All health science career paths require an additional graduate program in health science after receiving your Biology Health Sciences Bachelor’s degree.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
From your first Biology lab to your last, you will be working with Euler Science Complex’s graduate-level equipment. Small lab and class sizes allow students to work both individually and collaboratively with state-of-the-art technology in Euler’s comparative anatomy and microbiology lab, cell biology and molecular genetics lab, cell culture room, and large greenhouse.
Students get valuable observations and direct patient care experience as they assist teams at Marion General Hospital, University Nursing Center, Blackford Hospital, and Ball Memorial Hospital. Invitation, an adult diabetes prevention program, has two locations near campus.