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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.
The Biology Health Sciences degree program goes beyond the standard courses that everyone studying health science needs. At Taylor, we take a holistic approach to health, with classes on public health, applied nutrition, and mental wellbeing. For example, Biology Health Sciences majors take Exercise as Medicine, a course to teach future healthcare providers to interact with patients and teach principles of whole-person health.
Outside of the classroom and laboratory, majoring in Biology Health Sciences will offer unique opportunities to get involved in real-world experience. Learn on location in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Michigan, the Pacific Northwest, or Cuenca, Ecuador in field study or study abroad programs. You will also participate in practicums and assist professors in research surrounding microscopy, bone cells, and other areas of research. For example, faculty and student researchers are genetically engineering cells to better understand rare diseases and one day help find a cure.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. 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.
Feb 10, 2023
Professor Elizabeth Hasenmyer and Dr. Sarah Justice, Assistant Professors of Biology, are collaborating to give students firsthand experience with DNA sequencing.Read Article
Jul 26, 2022
Maddi Evans ’22 used her education, softball experiences, relationships with professors, and clinical and research opportunities as a foundation for her PA school application.Read Article
Jan 28, 2022
Invitation was recently awarded a $10,000 grant, which will be used to train more students in becoming certified Life Coaches. Invitation is on track to become a CDC-certified diabetes prevention program.Read Article
Jan 25, 2022
For junior Biology Pre-Med majors and twin brothers Austin and Brayden Layton, internships as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Austin’s shadowing of a Taylor alumni have helped move them toward their goal to to go medical school.Read Article
Jan 13, 2022
For Taylor Barry ’20, Taylor University was the perfect stepping stone to aid in her wildest dreams of getting accepted into Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, the number one graduate Physical Therapy program in the nation.Read Article
Jul 08, 2021
Drew Lasley ’19 was accepted into Butler University’s Masters of Physicians Assistant program. Here's how his experience at Taylor led him there.Read Article
May 13, 2021
Grace Allan ’21 shares how getting direct experience with patients during her time at Taylor gave her an invaluable boost in her medical career goals.Read Article
Feb 24, 2020
Whether a student plans to become a doctor, complete life-changing research, or pursue another scientific career, the Taylor University Biology major program offers high-end facilities, rigorous academics, and hands-on experience to prepare students for excellence in their field.Read Article