Sciences header-img

SCIENCES


Faculty

Dedicated to developing lifelong patterns of intellectual growth while also being uncompromising in the faith, the Science Department is committed to producing students who are intellectually competent and an exemplary testimony no matter what discipline they study. Holding firm to the truth and inerrancy of Scripture, The Master’s University teaches all classes with the unshakeable foundation of the Bible. From Biology (General, Cellular, and Molecular) to Pre-Medical, students will graduate ready to go onto the next step in their field, and defend their faith as an equipped and intellectual worker and break new ground.

  • Doctrinally sound: interpreting science through faith rather than faith through science, including teaching a literal six-day creation and a historical Space-Time Fall

  • Equipping the saints: students develop an understanding of science wherein their professional, academic and spiritual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted

  • Small class sizes means close student-teacher relationships and valuable individual attention

  • Research opportunities are ample, with freedom to structure, conduct and present research with faculty support

  • Career prospects in Southern California are diverse and numerous

  • 95% Med-School acceptance rate

  • NEW 2018 paleontology and geology. Learn more here.

B.S. in Biology Core Courses

  • CH151 General Chemistry I (4)

  • CH152 General Chemistry II (4)

  • CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)

  • LS151 Organismic Biology (4)

  • LS220 Research Methods (1)

  • LS252 Cell Biology (4)

  • LS342 Genetics and Genomics (4)

  • LS372 Origins (3)

  • LS420 Seminar in Biology (1)

  • LS422 Senior Capstone (1)

  • MA262 Elementary Statistics (3)

  • PS251 General Physics I (4)

  • PS252 General Physics II (4)

Total core courses (41)

General Biology Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • Upper division biology & chemistry electives (19)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Cellular & Molecular Biology Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • LS351 Molecular Genetics (4)

  • CH352 Organic Chemistry (4)

  • CH461 Biochemistry (4)

  • Three of the following (11)

    • MA121 Calculus (3)

    • LS331 Developmental Biology (4)

    • LS351 Molecular Biology (4)

    • LS355 Parasitology (4)

    • LS361 Immunology (4)

    • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

    • LS388 Mathematical Ecology (4)

    • LS398 Plant Science (4)

    • LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Natural History/Environmental Biology Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • LS318 Conservation Biology & Sustainability (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • LS398 Plant Science (4)

  • Three of the following (11)

    • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

    • LS312 Animal Physiology (4)

    • LS346 Marine Biology (4)

    • LS348 Biological Field Studies (topics vary and can be repeated for credit) (3-4)

    • LS355 Parasitology (4)

    • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

    • LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

    • LS388 Mathematical Ecology (4)

    • LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dentistry/Pre-Allied Health Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

  • CH461 Biochemistry (4)

  • Three of the following (11)

    • MA121 Calculus I (3)

    • LS321 Human Anatomy (4)

    • LS322 Human Physiology (4)

    • LS331 Developmental Biology (4)

    • LS351 Molecular Genetics (4)

    • LS352 Medical Physiology (4)

    • LS355 Parasitology (4)

    • LS361 Immunology (4)

    • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

    • LS398 Plant Science (4)

    • LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Animal Science/ Pre-Veterinary Medicine Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • LS312 Animal Physiology (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • CH352 Organic Chemistry (4)

  • Three of the following (11)

    • MA121 Calculus (3)

    • CH461 Biochemistry (4)

    • LS302 Vertebrate Anatomy and Systematics (4)

    • LS318 Conservation Biology & Sustainability (4)

    • LS331 Developmental Biology (4)

    • LS346 Marine Biology (4)

    • LS348 Biological Field Studies (topics vary and can be repeated for credit) (3-4)

    • LS355 Parasitology (4)

    • LS361 Immunology (4)

    • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

    • LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

    • LS388 Mathematical Ecology (4)

    • LS398 Plant Science (4)

    • LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Pre-Nursing (for post-bachelor nursing programs)*

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • LS321 Human Anatomy (4)

  • LS322 Human Physiology (4)

  • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

  • Three of the following (11)

    • MA121 Calculus I (3)

    • CH260 Introduction to General, Organic, & Biochemistry (3)

    • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

    • CH461 Biochemistry (4)

    • LS231 Human Growth and Development (3)

    • LS331 Developmental Biology (4)

    • LS352 Medical Physiology (4)

    • LS361 Immunology (4)

    • LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

*Most Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs are 4-year programs that include pre-nursing. Many Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are post-bachelor (BS) programs. Our pre-nursing program outlined here offers preparation primarily for BS-BSN or BS-MSN post-bachelor degree programs. Some post bachelor nursing programs may require additional courses.

Paleontology Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • GS150 Essentials of Geology (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

  • Three of the following (11)

    • MA121 Calculus I (3)

    • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

    • GS151 Historical Geology (4)

    • LS302 Vertebrate Anatomy and Systematics (4)

    • LS307 Biology of Dinosaurs (3)

    • LS346 Marine Biology (3)

    • LS398 Plant Science (4)

    • LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Life Sciences Education Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Biology core courses (41)

  • Upper division biology, chemistry, & geology electives (14)

  • ED400 Foundations of Education* (3) - or ED101, ED202, and ED301

  • P321 Philosophies of Education** (3)

  • One of the following (3)

    • ED202 Curriculum Instruction & Learning Theory* (3)

    • ED301 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Teaching* (3)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

*Teaching Credential prerequisite, must pass with a B- or better.

**Fulfills general education requirement for P311.


B.A. in Biology Core Courses

  • CH151 General Chemistry I (4)

  • CH152 General Chemistry II (4)

  • CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)

  • LS151 Organismic Biology (4)

  • LS220 Research Methods (1)

  • LS252 Cell Biology (4)

  • LS342 Genetics and Genomics (4)

  • LS372 Origins (3)

  • LS420 Seminar in Biology (1)

  • LS422 Senior Capstone (1)

  • MA262 Elementary Statistics (3)

Total core courses (33)

General Biology Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • Upper division biology, chemistry, & geology electives (8)

Total units required for emphasis (45)

Cellular & Molecular Biology Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • LS351 Molecular Genetics (4)

  • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

  • CH461 Biochemistry (4)

Total units required for emphasis (45)

Natural History/Environmental Biology Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • LS318 Conservation Biology & Sustainability (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • LS398 Plant Science (4)

Total units required for emphasis (45)

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dentistry/Pre-Allied Health Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

  • CH461 Biochemistry (4)

Total units required for emphasis (45)

Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • LS312 Animal Physiology (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

Total units required for emphasis (45)

Pre-Nursing Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • LS321 Human Anatomy (4)

  • LS322 Human Physiology (4)

  • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

Total units required for emphasis (45)

Paleontology Emphasis Courses

  • B.A. in Biology core courses (33)

  • GS150 Essentials of Geology (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

Total units required for emphasis (45)


B.S. in Geoscience Core Courses

  • CH151 General Chemistry I (4)

  • CH152 General Chemistry II (4)

  • GS150 Essentials of Geology (4)

  • GS151 Historical Geology (4)

  • GS251 Mineralogy (4)

  • GS351 GIS & Geomorphology (4)

  • GS420 Senior Seminar in Geoscience (1)

  • GS422 Senior Capstone in Geoscience (1)

  • GS452 Environmental Geoscience (4)

  • LS151 Organismic Biology (4)

  • LS220 Research Methods (1)

  • LS372 Origins (3)

  • MA262 Elementary Statistics (3)

  • PS251 General Physics I (4)

  • PS252 General Physics II (4)

Total core courses (49)

Geology Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Geoscience core courses (49)

  • GS322 Petrology (4)

  • GS371 Structural Geology (4)

  • GS472 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4)

  • MA121 Calculus (3)

  • One or two of the following (4)

    • GS400 PG Exam Preparation (1)

    • GS428 Research in Geology (1-4)

    • GS490 Geology Field Camp *(not offered at TMU) (4-6)*

    • LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

    • LS307 Biology of Dinosaurs (3)

Total units required for emphasis (68)

Environmental Science Emphasis Courses

  • B.S. in Geoscience core courses (49)

  • CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)

  • GS332 Hyrogeology (4)

  • LS318 Conservation Biology & Sustainability (4)

  • LS341 Ecology (4)

  • One or two of the following (3)

    • GS400 PG Exam Preparation (1)

    • GS428 Research in Geology (1-4)

    • GS490 Geology Field Camp *(not offered at TMU) (4-6)*

    • LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology (4)

    • LS307 Biology of Dinosaurs (3)

Total units required for emphasis (68)


Minor in Biology

For a minor in biology, the student must complete:

  • CH151 General Chemistry I (4)

  • CH152 General Chemistry II (4)

  • LS151 Organismic Biology (4)

  • LS252 Cell Biology (4)

  • LS372 Origins (3)

  • Upper division biology and chemistry electives (6)

Total units required for minor (25)

Majors

  • Biological Science
  • Geoscience

Emphases

  • Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Natural History/ Environmental Biology
  • Pre-Medical/Pre-Dentistry/ Pre-Allied Health
  • Paleontology
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Life Sciences Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology

Program Credits

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 33-49
Emphasis/Electives: 12-23

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Vertebrate Anatomy and Systematics
  • Parasitology
  • Organic Chemistry

Career Paths

  • Biochemist
  • Zoologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Dietitian
  • Ecologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician