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Human Biology, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Human Biology program at Biola University focuses on the scientific understanding and specific workings of God's most complex design — the human body. Our program provides rigorous coursework, hands-on-training in well-equipped laboratories and a rich independent research experience from a Christian worldview. 
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Overview

The Human Biology program at Biola University helps you to be confident that our expert pre-med committee and health profession advisors have provided the knowledge base and skills you'll need to successfully enter graduate studies and the world of health care professionals.

In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and vigorous biblical integration of faith and science, Biola’s human biology program offers several key advantages:

  • Small class sizes provide maximum interaction and faculty mentoring.
  • Students get hands-on experience with modern scientific equipment in well-equipped chemistry and biology labs. Instruments include a high performance liquid chromatograph, an electron microscope, an X-ray diffractometer and a high-speed centrifuge.
  • A pre-med committee and a health professions advisor who is an M.D. provide resources for taking qualifying exams like the MCA, mock interviews, tag-alongs with health professionals and general advice for applying to post graduate medical programs.
  • Student groups like the Pre-med Club offer numerous opportunities for support and interaction.
  • Biola's location in Southern California offers numerous opportunities for internships and research in hospital, clinical, industrial, government and other academic laboratories.

What Will I Study?

Biola's human biology courses will provide you an opportunity to gain a wide-range of knowledge that deals with the biological, psychological and chemical processes of human life. Your coursework will include human anatomy, human physiology and neurobiology, where the focus is specifically on what happens within the body. 

You can tailor your program through career-specific electives and choose to concentrate in either the pre-health professional or the pre-chiropractic program — the latter involves a partnership with Southern California University of Health Science. 

Course topics and learning highlights include:

  • Introduction to principles of molecular biology and genetics
  • Exploring the origins of theory, ecology and anatomy and physiology
  • Biology field projects, dissection, and experimentation
  • Experience in scientific writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory
  • Sophomore Writing Seminar
  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Advanced Physiology
  • General Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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