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Biological Sciences

Study the principles of life.

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Biological Sciences Department

Programs

How SWAU Ranks

Department Stats


SWAU biology graduates exhibit a high level of field understanding, which opens doors for their next steps to medical school or another relative field. 

10:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

70%

Biology majors who are preparing for medical school

94%

Students who are employed or who are in graduate school after graduating


News



$115K Given at Southwestern Adventist University’s Annual Scholarship Gala

September 28


A DINO-mite Night

August 22


Dino Dig 2022!

August 2


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
SWAU STEM Grant Team




Ecology Research Update

We have dinosaurs

Did you know that Southwestern Adventist University has the world's largest digitally documented collection of cretaceous-age dinosaur bones? Come and visit our museum, and learn what opportunities await you in paleontology. 

Preparation for Medical School

Start your professional career here

Are you interested in becoming a doctor someday? Southwestern Adventist University offers a pre-professional program for students who plan to continue their education beyond a bachelor's degree. Find out how you can take the first steps toward your professional career here.

Stem Grant Growth and Development

STEM excellence is happening here

Southwestern Adventist University was recently awarded a $4 million Hispanic-Serving Institution Title III F STEM Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, provided by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), for their STEM Excellence project proposal. This comes just a year after receiving a $2.5 million Title V grant awarded in October 2020. Read more here


Biology Alumni

SWAU Alumni Patricia Principe

Let's Get Started


Are you interested in a career in biology? Start your journey today!