Select Page
The Department of Biological Sciences offers quality education that prepares its students for future academic and professional careers. The department also emphasizes spiritual growth and service learning.

Biology remains the major of choice for students who desire to become medical doctors. However, biology, the study of living things, is a science that encompasses many specialties and opportunities for rewarding careers. Modern biology pursues the quest for a full understanding, at the molecular level, of the basic mechanisms underlying life processes, while also concerning itself with current social issues related to human health, behavior, overpopulation, and the impact made on the earth’s natural, life-sustaining environment. Many trained biologists and health professionals will be needed in the search for effective answers to such dilemmas as AIDS, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and inborn errors of metabolism.



  • Biomedical Sciences (B.S.)
  • Biology (B.S.)
    • Biology Concentrations: 
      • Biomedical Engineering
      • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathic Medicine                 
      • Pre-Dentistry/Dental Medicine
      • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
      • Pre-Pharmacy
      • General Biology




BI 111-112 : Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course is designed for those not majoring in the biological sciences such as nursing and allied health majors. It is a basic study of the structure and function of the human organism, including the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Three hours of laboratory are required each week. Does not apply toward a major or minor in biology.


BI 221 : Microbiology
The nature of bacteria and disease-producing organisms with their habits and methods of reproduction and the relationship of these organisms to disease in the human body are studied. Three hours of laboratory are required each week. Does not apply toward a major or minor in Biology. Prerequisite: BI 112


BI 321 : Genetics
A study of principles of inheritance in all living organisms will be undertaken. Classical, molecular, and non-Mendelian genetics will be studied. Three hours of laboratory are required each week. Prerequisites: BI 132 and CH 312 or BI 241 and CH 311.



[MEC id=”117440″]

Oakwood Names a New VP of ESR

Dr. Leslie Pollard, President of Oakwood University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elder Robert Edwards as the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Retention. Elder Robert Edwards is a minister and leader with over 40 years of service to the...

read more

Oakwood University Names a New Assistant VP

Dr. Prudence Pollard, Vice President for Research and Faculty Development and Dean for the School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce Dr. Dawn M. Turner, Associate Professor of Management as Assistant Vice President for Research and Faculty Development and...

read more