Biology Major

Biology is an exciting field centered on the study of the living world. Unique opportunities at Bethany include our cadaver dissection course and a wealth of options for field research.

Bethany’s biology major is designed to prepare you for human, field, or cellular biology.
Students receive valuable one-on-one time with supportive faculty members as they learn techniques used in biology and develop skills for their future careers. Read more.

Potential Careers
• Medicine/dentistry
• Veterinary medicine
• Research/testing
• Physical therapy
• Environmental ed.
• Microbiology/pathology  • Wildlife management
• Plant science
• Lab technician

Pre-professional programs

These program guidelines can help you choose coursework.

Featured alumni

Megan Slaker ('11) • Biology
Ph.D. student at WSU

Kristen Budahn ('08) • Biology
Medical student at the U of M


What sets us apart

Cadaver Dissection
This experience in human gross anatomy sets our students apart when applying to grad school. Read more.

Field Biology
Get involved with Hawk Watch or The Cobb River Project, a collaboration between Bethany and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Check out the Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics, a 53,000 square foot facility.
Read more and see photos.

Student Profile

"My research project was basically testing combinations of spinach juice and chemicals on the ion channels of bullfrog tadpole skins. The lab experience that I've gained is one of the greatest perks of this project. I also had basically free reign over the biology lab rooms for an entire summer and fall semester...”
- Kelly Widhammer, read full profile