B.A. B.S. Biology

Major Minor Teaching Endorsement

Biology is the study of life in all its unique forms, from microorganisms to macroorganisms and the environments that they inhabit. Biology majors at Concordia University, Nebraska learn many valuable skills that directly translate to the working world, such as running experiments, analyzing results and formulating hypotheses. With a major in biology, you have multiple career opportunities: from careers in biology (such as working in biology labs) and careers where biology is a crucial foundation (such as working in health industries). 

The biology program at Concordia is a home for students who want to pursue their chosen vocation not for the sake of wealth, but for the sake of the Kingdom of God and the people He has placed here for us to serve. Classes and labs are taught by faculty with the highest degrees in the biological sciences who are committed to education and their students. Earn your bachelor’s degree in biology from Nebraska’s only nationally recognized Christian College of Distinction and find out how your faith can support and encourage your love of biology. 

Biology Courses

120 credit hours
90% career outcome rate1
16.5 average class size2
14:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

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Program Highlights


Concordia University, Nebraska is a home for students who want to pursue biology vocations in health, education, research or industry not for the sake of wealth, but for the sake of the Kingdom of God and the people He has placed here for us to serve.  

Biology classes and labs at Concordia are taught and supervised by faculty with doctorates in the field of biological science who are fully committed to education and their students. 


As experts in biology, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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Julia Witt
Columbus, Nebraska

I think that science is a really cool template to help explore God’s creation, and I really want to help other people see that.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A biology program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Exhibit basic mastery of the principles of biology. 
  • Reason analytically and apply that analysis to biology concepts. 
  • Demonstrate basic scientific skills, including using various scientific instruments to make measurements in the lab and field. 
  • Employ appropriate experimental design and methodology, effectively communicating underlying principles of biology. 

Natural Sciences Minors

  • Agricultural Science  
  • Biology  
  • Chemistry  
  • Environmental Studies  
  • Physics 

Career Outcomes


  • Understand how drugs, hormones and foods can impact living organisms 
  • Work in a lab, collecting data and conducting research 

Medical Doctor 

  • Treat patients for illnesses and injuries 
  • Prescribe medications and diagnose ailments 


  • Study organisms that are too small to see without a microscope, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and certain parasites 
  • Collect data and perform research to understand how those organisms live, grow and interact with their environments 


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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2Average Class Size for Representative Subject Most Aligned with Major, Over Last 5 Years.