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Bachelor's in Biology

If you want to start a career in the exciting field of biology, earning your BS in Biology could be your next logical step. With the BS in biology program at Indiana Wesleyan University, you can gain a foundation of knowledge and research-based skills to work in entry-level roles in research facilities, healthcare organizations, and government agencies, or pursue teaching roles with licensure. Discover how IWU helps biology students study the life God has placed all around us in a faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Biology at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your BS in biology at IWU. We offer accredited degree programs taught by experienced faculty who are experts in the topics they teach. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this program. In this campus-based program, you will benefit from faculty and advisors who want to help you succeed beyond graduation. Students learn from these expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BS in Biology Program?

This bachelor's degree in biology program is designed to help students gain knowledge, research, and critical thinking skills that effective biologists need in the field or classroom. Faculty are experts in the topics they teach, with many of them currently conducting research in cutting-edge areas. Course topics cover a wide range of foundational and specialized topics, including animal biology, genetics, marine ecology, and others.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Biology

Coursework for this BS in biology program teaches students to help address a variety of modern challenges, including:

  • Environmental depletion
  • Threats to human health
  • Maintaining food supplies

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Biological Technician
  • Biological Science Teacher
  • Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • And many others

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements

A major in Biology requires 52 hours of coursework (42 hours in biology and 10 hours in chemistry). Only courses numbered 125 and above may be applied toward the major or a minor in biology. All prerequisite courses require a grade of “C” or better. Students are not allowed to register for classes with numbers > 300 if their GPA is below 2.5.

To begin taking classes toward the Biology major, students must be eligible to take ENG-120 and have achieved the following:

Math SAT 480 or above (or MAT-120)

ACT Math score of 21 or above (or MAT-120)

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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