“New discoveries are made in the field of biology daily,” observes Dr. Emily Lambert, Dean of Sciences. “It’s gratifying to teach students about these discoveries and inspire them to contribute to the discipline with the unique talents God has gifted them.”

When you earn a biology degree at Bluefield College, you’ll choose either biological studies or a pre-health professions major track. Both concentrations help you prepare for a rewarding science career. Faculty mentors will guide you through the challenging curriculum. Internships offer hands-on experiences and valuable real-world perspective. If your goal is to teach science classes, you can choose the biology education program as your major.

Biology Studies + Christian Learning

As a biology major, you’ll learn to critically evaluate scientific questions while addressing social issues through the lens of our Christ-centered learning approach. We prepare students for success in scientific fields ranging from public health to genetics. Agreements with Appalachian College of Pharmacy and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) give biology majors priority admission to their competitive healthcare programs.

Discover the possibilities of a biology degree from Bluefield College has to offer you by scheduling a campus visit today.

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On-Campus: Spring Semester 2021

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Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (39 Credits)

Some General Education requirements may be fulfilled within major core requirements.


  • Bluefield Core (9 Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)

* On-Campus   ** Online

Major Requirements (35 Credits)

  • Mathematics (MAT 1233 or higher) (8 Credits)
  • Additional Mathematics
    • (Choose 6 Credits)
      • College Algebra I
      • College Algebra II
      • Precalculus
      • Introduction to Statistics
    • (Choose 3-5 Credits)
      • Calculus I
      • Calculus II
  • General Chemistry & Lab I
  • General Chemistry & Lab II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Information Technology
Concentrations (37 Credits)

Choose your Concentration (2 Available)


  • Concentration – Biological Studies (37 Credits)
    • Fundamentals of Biology
    • Fundamentals of Biology Lab
    • Philosophical & Ethical Issues in Science
    • Science Colloquium
    • Senior Seminar
    • Biology Electives (27 Credits)
  • Concentration – Pre-Health Professions (37 Credits)
    • Fundamentals of Biology
    • Fundamentals of Biology Lab
    • Biomedical Terminology
    • Philosophical & Ethical Issues in Science
    • Anatomy & Physiology & Lab I
    • Anatomy & Physiology & Lab II
    • Science Colloquium
    • Senior Seminar
    • BIO Internship
    • (Choose 1)
      • Zoology
      • Botany
      • Ecology
    • (Choose 1)
      • Genetics
      • Molecular Cell Biology
      • Biochemistry
Electives (9 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to graduates of this program:

Biologist
Pharmaceutical Sales
Zoologist
Biological Technician
Environmental Scientist
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