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BS Major


Learn about the nature of God as you study His creation through the living world.

Abundant life is the focus of biology. By studying living things, their structures, functions, regulation, and interrelatedness, an understanding of the Creator and Designer emerges. Geneva biology affirms Christ's lordship over the natural world through coursework, research, and lab experience that prepares students for faithfulness in life science careers.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Field-study Opportunities

with Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan

Urban Medical Experience

at Lawndale Summer Medical Project in Chicago

Medical Missions

Intern at medical centers and research hospitals

Key Courses

Foundations of Biology Lab

Continue hands-on study in core concepts in physiology, genetics, and ecology


How does your immune system work? What causes infections? What’s the difference between allergies and hypersensitivity? Look at fundamental principles and newest advancements in immunology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Look into the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body, and study of the function, regulation and integration of its organ systems in depth with applications to common pathologies


Satisfy your curiosity about how genes are inherited and the way they express themselves through genetics and human diseases with experiential lab work

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Biology majors will be better equipped to serve God and neighbor as:

  • physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, and others in allied health careers who respect the image of God in all humans at all stages of development
  • biology teachers who are as innocent as doves, yet as cunning as snakes in discussing theories of origin
  • naturalists and others in environmental careers who understand how to correctly apply the principles of stewardship
  • researchers who excel at understanding the mechanisms of cellular processes, but are able to resist the trap of philosophical and methodological naturalism

The biology program equips students with the knowledge needed to become thought leaders in their field while maintaining a Christian worldview. 

  1. Students will understand and apply a Christian view of nature, including stewardship of our bodies and our environment.
  2. Students will exhibit competent factual knowledge of cellular, molecular, organismic, and environmental biology. 
  3. Students will demonstrate the proper use of scientific literature as found in books, journals, and online.
  4. Students will understand proper experimental design and interpretation of data.
  5. Students will communicate effectively in oral, visual, and written formats.

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.

> 80%

Over 80% of graduates have been accepted to medical school, well above the national average.


of students who graduated are employed or entered into graduate school (2022).

“I see my work as my ministry. I know that most of my patients — from the two-hour-old baby whose heart is malfunctioning to the 100-year-old with peripheral vascular disease — are scared. It’s important to our patients that we fix their hearts, but almost as important is fixing their anxiety and worries and remembering that they are people before they are patients.” -Brandy, biology grad

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Lab Technician
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Park Naturalist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Researcher

Further your impact...

  • Attend medical school at such places as University of Pittsburgh, Ohio University, Thomas Jefferson University, Southern Illinois University, Temple University and Hershey Medical School
  • Become a physical therapist, forensic scientist, or physician assistant
  • Pursue work in Genomics, Immunology, and Biomedical Ethics

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