At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Ecological
  • Molecular
  • Organismal



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Biology Major

APU’s biology major equips students to explore God’s creation. The degree provides a solid foundation in a wide range of biology and chemistry topics. These then provide a framework for an emphasis in ecological, molecular, or organismal biology.

Throughout the program, students study ethical conduct in research, a Christian’s role in the scientific community, and the relationship of Christian faith to the natural world. Biology majors gain a deep understanding of the building blocks of life and leave APU ready to make a difference in the world.

APU also offers a science concentration for liberal studies majors.

Life on Film is a series of films about Azusa Pacific University students, faculty, and alumni. Jon Milhon ’87, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and chemistry, exemplifies the scholar/mentor approach of more than 300 faculty members at Azusa Pacific.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a biology major if you:

  • Care about the environment and/or animals.
  • Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors or behind a microscope.
  • Are thorough, process oriented, and detail oriented.
  • Enjoy math.
  • Want to help humankind overcome serious challenges.
  • Love to discover how living systems work.
  • Are good at thinking analytically.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.