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Biology Major

Study biology to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate systems that make life possible.

Biology Major

The MVNU biology science program seeks to not only educate students academically, but also to foster strong character and life skills.

Students are advised throughout their program, which is customized to meet the needs of the individual biology student. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to understand scientific theories within a Christian worldview. A strong sense of community is a key characteristic of the department. Biology majors are prepared to enter graduate and professional school or seek immediate employment as the next step in their career paths.


Explore a modern biology curriculum that will set you up for graduate school and industry success.


Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.

Service Learning:
  • Belize
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


A major in Biology is the perfect jumping-off point for a career in science or medicine. You could become a pharmacist, dentist, veterinarian, environmental scientist, or pursue a number of other career options that come after the foundation of a quality Biology education.

Graduate School

Take the next step in your career journey as a graduate student.


Get a part-time job as a teaching assistant (TA) and earn while you learn.


Get a part-time job as a research assistant and earn while you learn.

MVNU grads have gone on to study at many prestigious graduate schools, including:

  • The Ohio State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo
  • Ohio University
  • Michigan State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • West Virginia University
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Meet the Faculty

Professors in the Biology and Physical Sciences Department at MVNU are knowledgeable and experienced educators who actively engage with students in their studies. Faculty members also remain involved in their respective fields of expertise to promote awareness of new developments.

Hands-on learning in our labs

You will work in our laboratories, which round out the learning environment by mimicking the professional settings that students will work in after graduation.

At MVNU, we use all of our resources to help you develop your skills as a scientist and researcher — including our natural resources!

Regardless of which Biology track you follow, our faculty want to see you success and prepare for your calling.

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