Preparing Students for Success in the Sciences

The Department of Biology and Chemistry, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Azusa Pacific University, provides an environment where undergraduate students can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith into their lives as scientists. The department offers science courses that are consistent with its four undergraduate majors and two minors, while also meeting the goals of the General Education program and providing support courses for students in other majors. Additionally, available research and conference opportunities compliment students' classroom learning and prepare them for graduate or professional studies and for success in their chosen careers.

Mission Statement

The Department of Biology and Chemistry serves God through the integration of a Christian perspective into the disciplines of biology and chemistry and the preparation of Christian men and women to serve in leadership or support roles in these sciences.

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Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Biology and Chemistry

  • Pre-vet club sponsors "toy" drive for animals at local shelter

    In December, 2016, the newly formed Pre-Vet Club students organized a drive to supply a local animal shelter with animal toys and other needed items.  Overall, the students were able to collect over 40 cat and dog toys, dog shampoo, old towels and blankets, and dog treats.  The items were...

  • Why Bioethics Matters in Biotechnology

    David Dyer, Ph.D., executive director of Azusa Pacific's master's in biotechnology program, discusses the importance of bioethics, from a Christian perspective, in the quickly advancing field of biotechnology.

  • Dept of Biology and Chemistry students and faculty involved in STEM/NOVA event

    On Saturday, February 4, APU partnered with the Great Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts to host a STEM/NOVA day event for boy and girl scouts to recceive merit badges in several areas of science and engineering.

    Some faculty and students from the Department of Biology and Chemistry took part...

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