Department of Biology

Undergraduate Programs

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Life, as biologists know, is infinitely complex. That's what makes the study of life so rich and significant. At PLNU, you will join others who find complexity exciting, fascinating, and rewarding. We offer four undergraduate degree programs, a fabulous pre-health program, three options for minors, and a nationally-recognized undergraduate research program.

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What can you do with a degree in biology?  Click here for information from the American Institute of Biological Sciences on various careers in the biological sciences.

Contact Us:

PLNU Biology Department
Rohr Science Building, 1st Floor
619-849-2205
619-849-2598 fax
biology@pointloma.edu

Graduate Programs

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PLNU offers California's only master's degree in general biology designed for educators. It is a unique and forward-thinking approach to graduate biology education. You will be challenged to think from multiple perspectives, and you will gain the deep understanding of biological concepts needed to share your knowledge with students in ways that are meaningful and effective. 

"For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."  Colossians 1:16-17

Campaign for the Sciences

The new 32,900 square foot science facility in the heart of PLNU's campus will provide much needed space for teaching and research to continue to prepare the finest science graduates.

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Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research at PLNU began in the mid 1970s through the efforts of Dr. Kenneth Hyde. Hundreds of students have traveled the world doing scientific research and going on to careers in science.

Science Education Programs

Engaging programs like Perspectives on Science, Science Honors' Weekend, University NOW, WCBSURC, and visiting speakers like Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Randy Isaac, ASA are just a few ways science and community are converging at PLNU.

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Assessment

PLNU is committed to continuous and transparent alignment of our curriculum with the highest national standards. Learn about assessment.