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From electrons to ecosystems, scientific discovery will be at your fingertips in one of Indiana’s premier Christian college Biology programs. Not only will you gain an advanced understanding of how biological organisms work, but you will be encouraged to relate your faith to the study of biology and prepare for a biology career.
Because the Biology Investigations & Applications major is designed for students wanting to become professional biologists, research development, production, and reporting is a significant part of the degree program. Students take a Research Proposal course, which unpacks how to plan for a research project. From there, students systematically conduct and report on research, taking the project from inception to end results. By guiding students through the entire sequence of research, they’ll be well prepared for post-graduate studies and careers.
Planning to go into a career in health sciences? Check out Taylor’s Biology Health Sciences major.
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.
Strengthen your knowledge and understanding of organisms’ biological functions with a Biology minor. Encounter a broad base of biological knowledge and explore how ecology and genetics influence Creation’s behavior. This minor is available to all students not majoring in Biology.
Are you interested in chemistry as well as biology? Taylor’s Biochemistry major may be what you are looking for.
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.
Throughout your Biology classes and labs, you will learn and apply various scientific principles including explorations in chemistry, ecology, and genetics, as well as developmental, cell, and molecular biology.
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.
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
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
Nov 22, 2021
Junior Josue Villalobos is able to attend Taylor University thanks to the generosity of donors to the Taylor Fund. As a first-generation college student in his family, he’s studying Biology Pre-Med with the goal of pursuing a career as a veterinarian.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
Apr 22, 2021
Studying Biology Pre-Med provided Madeline Burkholder ‘19 with the tools to discover her passion for helping vulnerable populations.Read Article
Sep 08, 2020
Megan Hyun ’10 was commended by her department at University of Nebraska Medical Center with the Medical Physics Teacher of the Year award.Read Article
May 05, 2020
Nationally-renown physician Dr. Colleen Kraft got her start as a Biology Pre-Med major at Taylor.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