Nazareth Hall, N3049
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113
Biology & Biochemistry
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10Course Catalog Course Catalog
About the Department
The Department of Biology and Biochemistry teaches students the foundational concepts and skills of the sciences through a Christian worldview. Students are trained to apply the scientific method, to analyze observations quantitatively and qualitatively, and to integrate knowledge between scientific disciplines. Biology and biochemistry have more influence in our society than ever before, so we approach education based on inquiry and critical thinking within the framework of a Christian worldview.
Students are prepared for careers in science and for a wide variety of professional schools, including graduate programs in biology, biochemistry, and health professions such as medicine, nursing, physician's assistant, dentistry, chiropractics, pharmacology, and physical therapy.
Our students have a high acceptance rate at top universities when continuing their education, as well as immediate job placement in the biotech and biomedical industry. We also have established national and international collaborations for internships and employment, in places such as Central and South America, Africa, and select study abroad programs.
Students receive exceptional mentorship by our faculty who help them meet their individual career goals. Professors teach from their extensive experience as scientists in their fields. They inspire students to study biology with curiosity and critical thinking within the framework of a Christian worldview.
I don’t believe this is a vocation, it’s a calling. I pray with my students; I walk alongside of them in their journey of faith. I try to open up to them new ways of knowing God through studying His creation.
During my time in the biology program, I was challenged to explore how my faith intersects with the natural world, and each class led me to grow more in awe of God's complex creation. The department faculty have been amazing mentors even post-graduate, providing me with both scientific knowledge and practical advice necessary to pursue my goals. I am truly grateful for my time spent learning here.
The Biology & Biochemistry Department at UNW is full of professors who are proficient in science, as well as navigating the professional world. The program throughly prepares you for your future occupation, both academically and practically. Each professor within the biology department, and at UNW in general, cares deeply about each student's success in academics, as well as cultivating each student's spiritual life.
Meet your Professors
Under the guidance of Christian professors who are scientific experts, you'll also grow spiritually as you come to better know the Creator through understanding of His Creation.