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NATURAL HISTORY/ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Faculty

Natural History & Environmental Biology

Bachelor’s in Biology (B.S. or B.A.)

If you enjoy the outdoors and wildlife, this is a major for you!

It is important to be good stewards of this world which God has given us, so that we can responsibly utilize our God-given resources to sustain life with growing populations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11% increase in jobs for environmental scientists and specialists in the next 10 years, and there is no better place to study Natural History and Environmental Biology than at The Master’s University. Environmental biologist work to preserve and restore the environment by identifying problems related to pollution, habitat destruction or other environmental problems and providing solutions. Studies in environmental biology focus mainly on lab courses and fieldwork experiences to prepare you for technical, research or consultant positions in the field.

At TMU, we are dedicated to developing lifelong patterns of intellectual growth while also being uncompromising in the faith. TMU produces students who are intellectually competent and an exemplary testimony no matter what discipline they study. Students are required to complete 41 Biology Core units, 23 Biology Emphasis units, 33 General Education units, and 21 Bible units.

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. - John MacArthur

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

  • Natural History/Environmental Biology career prospects in Southern California are diverse and numerous

  • 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, one of the many benefits of small university campuses

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

  • 95% Med-School acceptance rate

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Students are encouraged to pursue personalized scholarship opportunities with individual faculty in the department. Students may translate such research opportunities into academic credit toward graduation in the form of practicums in industrial settings and/or scholarly articles presented to academic and professional societies.

STUDY ABROAD

  • Israel Bible Extension (IBEX): TMU is the only campus to offer an entire semester abroad in Israel. Learn more about IBEX.

  • Italy summer semester. Students will live in Florence for six weeks in the summer deeply immersed in Italian culture and Renaissance history. Learn more.

  • GO! Global Outreach teams to 10+ global locations each year combine practical application of your learning, evangelism, community outreach, and broadening of perspectives. Learn more.

Read: Why Science at TMU

Potential Careers

  • Sustainability consultant

  • Environmental engineer

  • Environmental manager

  • Marine biologist

  • Nature conservation officer

  • Environmental engineering technician

  • Environmental protection technician

  • Environmental health specialist

Core Courses

LS318 Conservation Bio. & Sustainability
LS341 Ecology
LS398 Plant Science
CH352 Organic Chemistry II
LS312 Animal Physiology
LS346 Marine Biology
LS355 Parasitology
LS362 Medical Microbiology
LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology
LS388 Mathematical Ecology
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
B101/2 Old Testament Survey I & II
B201/2 New Testament Survey I & II
BTH321/2 Christian Theology I & II

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