The Biology Department seeks to provide training in a Christian environment that is needed to prepare students for careers in elementary and secondary education, provide the background in biology necessary for other areas of study such as biochemistry and the exercise sciences. It will also prepare students for professional programs in areas such as dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, optometry, nursing, and physical therapy, and prepare students for graduate studies in the biological sciences and to prepare students to enter positions in the industry.

Why Major in Biology at VU?

Personalized Instruction

Each and every class is taught by a professor, and not by a graduate assistant, as is the case at most large public universities. In addition, a low student-to-faculty ratio promotes a great deal of interaction between the student and the professor.

Non-Competitive Atmosphere

Vanguard University students are challenged individually and do not compete with their peers for grades. Grades are percentage-based, not curve-based; grade sabotage does not occur here.


A Vanguard University education isn’t all biology, chemistry, and math courses. Students at VU experience a well-rounded program of liberal arts courses and extra-curricular activities which give balance to their education. In fact, it is this balance that has made VU graduates so appealing to medical and dental schools.