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Biological Sciences

Study the principles of life.

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Biological Sciences Department

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. 


Student-to-faculty ratio


Biology majors who are preparing for medical school


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


Exploring Ecuador: Professor and Students Embark on a Research Trip

November 27

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

September 28

A DINO-mite Night

August 22

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!