Minor in Biological Science
As a student in biological science program at Cal Lutheran, you'll be "doing" science-not just reading or hearing about it. Like our sister programs in the sciences, the University's biological science program emphasizes hands-on work, bringing the subject to life and making our graduates more competitive in their chosen careers.
The study of biological science covers everything from the molecular details of how cells work to the study of entire ecosystems. It includes field programs in marine science and botany that take students into the environment in which they plan to work. Classes are small and students are encouraged to work one-on-one with a faculty whose diverse scientific interests allow them to get involved in a wide variety of research projects. In their final year, all biological science students conduct an undergraduate research project in their field of interest.
Biology students typically focus on one of three general career paths: health professions such as physician, dentist, veterinarian, or physical therapist; research work in such fields as botany, physiology, marine biology, ecology, genetics, and molecular biology; or teaching.
With a comprehensive program in both the liberal arts and biological science, graduates compete successfully for entrance into medical, dental, and graduate school programs throughout the United States. In recent years, medical schools to which CLU graduates have been accepted are UCLA, USC, Georgetown University, and the University of Tennessee. Students pursuing a teaching career may obtain teaching credential through CLU's School of Education while completing their studies in biological science.
Career paths include research, teaching, laboratory manufacturing, and pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales. And, with biotechnology and genetics playing an ever-increasing role, many students target Amgen, Baxter, and Biosource International, all headquartered near campus, who hire CLU graduates each year.
Chad L. Barber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Andrea L. Huvard, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Kristopher B. Karsten, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Kenneth O. Long, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
David J. Marcey, Ph.D.
Fletcher Jones Professor of Developmental Biology
Barbara McNulty, M.S. Biological Sciences
Dennis Revie, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Bryan Swig, Ph.D.
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #3700
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360