Biology Minors

Are you looking for a biological science minor to compliment your major? Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Biological Sciences offers two minors to add an element of biology to your career. 


Minor in Biology
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts major, but also want to pursue interests in biology, have the option to elect a minor in biology.


Minor in Biology, Life Science Secondary Teaching Certification
Some states allow high school teachers to teach in their minor area. A minor in Biology, Life Science Secondary Teaching Certification program prepares students to become high school biology teachers as a secondary teaching area and is offered in conjunction with the Department of Education.


With a biological science minor, students will be prepared for a variety of interdisciplinary jobs involving aspects of biology, such as nutrition, science writing and editing, resource management, environmental compliance and enforcement and organic agriculture.


  • Science Writer
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Resource Manager
  • Environmental Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager

Increase in employment of
environmental scientists and
specialists between 2019-2029

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Required Courses
Item #TitleCredits
BIOL 111       General Biology I4
BIOL 112General Biology II4
 BIOL Minor- Electives10
 Sub-Total Credits18

Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Professor and Department Chair

Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Paleontology Specialist

Jared Wood, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor