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Biology Program

The Biology major provides a rigorous research-based education for students, with a basic foundation in the life sciences. Special emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for students to participate in meaningful research in areas such as anatomy, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, evolution, natural history, and marine biology. This major seeks to prepare students for professional careers in teaching, government service, industry, research, and medical professions.

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General Biology


Our general biology major offers a wide variety of experiences including hands-on laboratory experiments and field research done around the islands of scenic Hawaii. Concepts like conservation endemic and native species, the anatomy and morphology of plants and animals along with the hands-on study if various local ecosystems are areas of study.

Career Opportunities


Students are well prepared to pursue careers in Fish and Wildlife services. As a research biologist, work in agricultural fields as a professional biologist or further their career in graduate school.

Marine Biology


Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the beautiful island of Oahu, our Marine biology program offers an opportunity for students to study marine organisms, their behaviors, and their interactions in their natural habitats at different scenic beaches on the island.

Career Opportunities


Marine Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Marine Life Researcher, or graduate school.

Biomedical


Biomedical Students typically majoring in Biology, take a broad spectrum of courses in biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Students in the program have opportunities to do tactile learning in courses like anatomy and physiology with faculty support.

Career Opportunities


Students are prepared to enter professional schools to pursue a career in Medicine or Physician's Assistant. Some have chosen professions in Pharmacy, Physical therapy, Chiropractic, Optometry, Dentistry, and research or graduate school.

Molecular Biology


Our molecular biology program enables students to learn the fundamental principles of biology and helps them understand the relationship between biological principles by developing their ability to think critically, gain essential professional skills such as interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and developing solving skills including scientific inquiry. Students are also encouraged to pursue research in conjunctions with faculty and through the 491-494 research class series.

Career opportunities


Biotechnology, Research Associate, Lab Technician, or graduate school.

Biology Program Faculty
Associate Academic Vice President for Faculty
LSB207
(808) 675-4300
david.bybee@byuh.edu
University Laboratory Manager
MCK 138D
(808) 675-4632
kikiana.hurwitz@byuh.edu
Associate Professor
MCK108B
(808) 675-4507
brad.smith@byuh.edu
Assistant Professor
MCK138D
(808) 675-3690
colby.weeks@byuh.edu