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Biological and Physical Sciences

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Biological and Physical Sciences

Dr. Joseph W. Francis, Chairperson

The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

spans the disciplines of Biology, Zoology, Botany,

Chemistry, and Physical Science. The department

seeks to produce in students the ability to carefully

analyze any area of knowledge that intersects these

diverse disciplines. The department strives to instill

in students the desire to be professionally competent,

to develop lifelong patterns of intellectual growth,

and to be uncompromising in their faith. This is

accomplished by a consideration of historically

tested facts and current perspectives in the various

scientific disciplines in the context of the Christian

worldview based on the Word of God. The internally

consistent outcome of these studies form a basis for

the accurate evaluation of science past, present, and

future. The goal of all instruction is to send forth

the saints with an understanding of science, so that

through their professional, academic, and spiri-

tual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted.

Career Opportunities

The training students receive at The Master’s College

in biological and physical sciences helps them prepare

for the following careers:

• Biochemist

• Zoologist

• Dietitian

• Ecologist

• Laboratory Technician • Marine Biologist

• Dentist

• Pharmacist

• Physician

• Microbiologist

• Veterinarian

• Park Ranger

• Nurse

Students in the Natural History/Environmental

Bio log y Emphas i s Cour ses can comp l e t e

certifications as a certified naturalist, certified land

resources analyst, certified water resources analyst,

or certified environmental analyst in conjunction

with The Master’s College and the Au Sable Institute.

Interested students should coordinate their program

early in their college years with Dr. Englin.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students are encouraged to pursue personalized

scholarship opportunities with individual faculty in

the department. A particular forte of our institu-

tion is the interest and emphasis of our faculty in

creation science research. Students may translate

such research opportunities into academic credit

toward graduation in the form of practicums in in-

dustrial settings and/or scholarly articles presented to

academic and professional societies.

Credit-By-Examination

Credit-by-examination in the department will be

granted for certain course segments if the student

has scored 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement

Program examination of the Educational Testing

Service, or a score of 55 or above on the College

Level Examination Program test. This applies to:

• Chemistry examination - 4 hours of CH151

General Chemistry. (Biology majors must take

CH152 at college level.)

• Biology examination - 3 hours of LS151 Or-

ganismic Biology.

Comprehensive Exam

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in

Biology will be required to take a comprehensive

discipline-specific examination in their senior year,

prior to graduation.

BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

CH151 General Chemistry I .......................................... 4 CH152 General Chemistry II.......................................... 4 CH351 Organic Chemistry I........................................... 4 CH352 Organic Chemistry II......................................... 4 LS151 Organismic Biology .......................................... 4 LS220 Research Methods............................................... 1 LS252 Cell Biology.......................................................... 4 LS341 *Ecology............................................................... 4 LS342 **Genetics............................................................ 4 LS372 Origins ................................................................. 3 LS420 Seminar in Biology ............................................. 1 LS422 Senior Capstone.................................................. 1 MA121 Calculus I.............................................................. 3 MA262 Elementary Statistics........................................... 3 PS251 General Physics I ............................................... 4 PS252 General Physics II .............................................. 4

Total core courses..................................................................... 52

* LS398 Plant Science also fulfills this requirement

**LS332 Population Genetics, also fulfills this requirement

Biology Emphasis Courses

Biology Major Core Courses............................................52

Upper division Biology & Chemistry electives.................8

Total units required for emphasis..............................................60

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