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Biological and Physical Sciences

Overview

This major is for students called to careers in health, medicine, sciences, or research. Rooted in an unwavering devotion to Jesus Christ and the inerrant Word of God, our world-class faculty and dedicated administration prepare each student’s heart and mind for a life of eternal influence. Our students are uniquely equipped to be an exemplary testimony for Christ in any scientific discipline and profession. The small class sizes and top-ranked liberal arts curriculum are under the leadership of top faculty, allowing students to achieve an unparalleled level of teacher-student mentorship and a world-class level of scholarship. Students benefit from personalized learning environments and resources to prepare for a career or graduate school.

  • • Research Opportunities: Students have the freedom to conduct, structure, and present research with faculty support
  • • 95% Medical School acceptance rate
  • • Ranked top 10 Christian Universities and top 15% Colleges with the Best Academics in California (Niche.com, 2019)
  • • Small classes taught by top faculty, not teacher’s assistants
  • • Faculty all have a shared commitment to the doctrinal statement, including interpreting science through faith, teaching a literal six-day creation, and a historical space-time fall

Emphases

B.S. and B.A. Biological and Physical Sciences degrees are accredited 4-year undergraduate degree programs offered on-campus in Santa Clarita. 6 majors and 20 emphasis programs are offered. To graduate, students complete 40 units of General Education (GE), 21 Bible units, 33-49 Major Core Courses depending on their selected major, and 12-23 Emphasis/Elective courses depending on their major. Some GE and Bible units may be taken through TMU Online. Students may also complete required classes in the TMU IBEX Israel Semester or in the TMU Italy Summer program.

Sample Courses

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Marine Biology

LS346

This course will cover an introduction to oceanography, marine organism diversity, and ecological relationships. The student will be exposed to contemporary techniques for studying marine ecosystems, especially community relations.

Medical Physiology

LS352

The course starts with aspects of cellular physiology, particularly cell transport and osmosis, then endocrine physiology with particular attention paid to cell-surface receptors and second messenger pathways. The physiology of each of the following systems is covered: neural, skeleto-muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal/acid-base, gastrointestinal, and reproductive. Particular attention is given to the regulation of these systems and their integration into a functioning whole. Computer simulations of various physiological processes involving these systems are performed.

Immunology

LS361

Topics include the adaptive and innate immune systems and cell biology of cells and tissues involved in immunity, immunogenetics, antibody structure-function, immunotechniques, complement, autoimmunity, tolerance, and tumor immunology.

Biochemistry

CH461

Investigates proteins (structures and functions), enzymes (kinetics and regulation), biological oxidation-reduction, and thermodynamics of living systems. Particular attention is given to the integration and regulation of intermediary metabolism. In the laboratory, students learn the theory underlying many common biochemical techniques. Students also gain practical, hands-on experience for several of these techniques, such as gel filtration chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography, thin-layer chromatography techniques in enzyme kinetic assays, determination of the binding specificity of proteins, protein fingerprinting, SDS-PAGE and molecular weight determination, agarose gel electrophoresis, peptide mapping, and Western blotting.

Environmental Geoscience

GS452

This course shows students how to apply geoscience to various natural hazards and environmental problems including landslides, floods, water supply issues, natural resource extraction, and waste disposal. Required field trip.

Astronomy

PS338

Methods of measurement and observation in astronomy are studied from a historical perspective. The solar, stellar, and galactic systems are studied in detail accompanied by observations. Various cosmological viewpoints and their underlying assumptions are presented.

I think what stands out about Master’s is that they do such an excellent job of teaching and training you—broadening your understanding of science and broadening your understanding of god’s word. It’s so thorough, and it really prepared me well for medical school.

Matt Fukuda
Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Spend 6 weeks studying language, art and culture in Florence.

Next Steps: Applying

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications

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