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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
Professor
McKay Classroom Building Room 140B
(808) 675-3815
ben.jordan@byuh.edu
Associate Professor
McKay Classroom Building Room 108B
(808) 675-4507
brad.smith@byuh.edu
Assistant Professor
McKay Classroom Building Room 138D
(808) 675-3690
colby.weeks@byuh.edu
Associate Academic Vice President for Faculty
Lorenzo Snow Administration Building Room 207
(808) 675-4300
david.bybee@byuh.edu
University Laboratory Manager
McKay Classroom Building Room 138D
(808) 675-4632
kikiana.hurwitz@byuh.edu

Associate Professor
McKay General Classroom Building 138D
(808) 675-3820
phillip.bruner@byuh.edu