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

  • Department of Biology and Chemistry alumni networking event

    On Thursday, November 17th, more than ten alumni from the Department of Biology and Chemistry visited Segerstrom Science Center for a dinner with faculty followed by a panel and networking for students.  The alumni reflected varied career tracks including but not limited to medicine, orthodontics, veterinary medicine, PhD, and physical...

  • APU student and faculty participate in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

    APU Biology student Osinachi DomNwachukwu recently presented his research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Tampa, Florida November 9-12. 

    The title of his poster is “Histone Methyltransferase Inhibition Affects Planarian Regeneration in an Axis Specific Manner,” and was co-authored by fellow APU students Andrew McClain, Caroline Bebaway, Patrick Ford,...

Elsewhere at APU

  • Learning Enrichment Center Earns Top Honor

    The Learning Enrichment Center, which offers numerous academic support services to Azusa Pacific Students, has been named a Top 100 CLEP Test Center.

  • Science and Religion Discussion Springs from Unexpected Source

    Exploring and contributing to the ongoing debate between religion and science from a multidisciplinary perspective, Mark Eaton, Ph.D., participated in Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) in Oxford, England.

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