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Biology Minor

Earn a Biology Minor at Azusa Pacific University

Compliment your major and stand out to employers with a solid foundation in biology. You’ll be uniquely qualified for your future career by exploring advanced biology topics through elective courses of your choice—from neurobiology to genetics.

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

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APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Program Units


  • Azusa (Main Campus)


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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Hands-on, practical training in laboratory and research techniques.
  • Direct access to and training on start-of-the-art instrumentation. 
  • Study living organisms through a rigorous curriculum with core biological topics
  • Explore your faith in relation to the scientific community and natural world


By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10.8 % expected growth of STEM occupations by 2031.
70 % of students in APU’s science programs go on to pursue graduate school.


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Zuleika Franco: Getting to Know God Better Through Biology

Biological Sciences  major Zuleika Franco ’23 landed an internship at the top hospital in California while studying at APU and acknowledges the life-changing support of her professors.

Program Details

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Cultivating STEM Leaders Through Research as an R2 Institution

APU recently announced a $2 million investment in state-of-the-art equipment which will enable faculty and students to conduct cutting edge research, further bolstering APU’s status as the only CCCU institution to receive the prestigious Carnegie R2 designation.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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