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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 12:7-10

About the Department

Find your career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, research, or biotechnology by choosing one of our four majors

  • Biology with 3 tracks to choose from in Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, and General Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Health Sciences
  • Environmental Science and Business

Our students have a high acceptance rate at top universities in applying to Medical School, PA school, PhD programs, Chiropractic programs, Veterinary and Dental school as well as immediate job placement in the biotech and biomedical industry. At UNW you will have exceptional mentorship by our faculty to help you find your career path. We also have established national and international collaborations for internships and employment that help you to meet with success.

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.

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Majors and Programs

These degrees and programs prepare you for further graduate study and careers working in medical, healthcare, industrial, and environmental fields.

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.

Bruce Simat, Ph.D.

Interim Dept. Chair for the Biology and Biochemistry
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Joel Light, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
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Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Nazareth Hall, N3049
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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