The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers four undergraduate majors, two undergraduate minors, and three preprofessional programs. Read the descriptions below and follow the links to learn more about each program.

Not sure which major is right for you? Explore the Choosing the Right Major page to see how the programs stack up against each other.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Allied Health Major
Allied Health prepares students for a career or further graduate study in a broad range of allied health careers, applying scientific knowledge to the subject areas of biology, anatomy, physiology, and associated scientific disciplines.
Biochemistry Major
Biochemistry majors gain a knowledge base of biology and chemistry to relate theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory applications, and instrumentation procedures in this field of study.
Biology Major
Biology Majors learn traditional biology appropriate for entry into an accredited graduate program and apply the scientific method and appropriate biological knowledge and theories.
  • Ecological
  • Molecular
  • Organismal
Chemistry Major
Chemistry students learn to apply basic knowledge, theories, and mathematical problem-solving approaches that aid modern discoveries in medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology.


Pre-Allied Health and Pharmacy
APU's Pre-Allied Health and Pharmacy programs address the needs of students who seek to prepare for research, teaching, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic medicine, pharmaceutical sales, and other health care related fields.
APU’s Premedical/Predental program prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical/dental programs.


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.