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

  • Inspiring Young Students Through STEM

    APU’s Brain Fair has educated more than 3,500 students, including 1,000 students this year, between the four middle schools in the Azusa Unified School District.

  • Fighting Cancer Using God's Design

    Different types of cancer call for different approaches. Exploring beyond the current standard of therapy, Megan Prosser, Ph.D., has been working on a strategy for treatment boosting the body’s natural defenses to fight the disease.

Elsewhere at APU

  • Jennifer Walsh Discusses Inauguration

    Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science, discusses the presidential inauguration on television news program "Politics and the People."

  • APU Theater Presents The Great Divorce

    APU theater continues its 22nd season with Robert Smyth’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ influential novel The Great Divorce. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or purchase them online.

  • APU Hosts Boy and Girl Scouts STEM/Nova Day

    The Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts and Azusa Pacific University partner together to host the Fourth Annual S​TEM​​​/Nova Day.