Biology B.S.

Explore Nature’s Wonders

For those who are passionate about exploring the natural world and living organisms, there’s no better field of study than biology. At PBA, you’ll engage in a challenging course of study, while taking advantage of our proximity to unparalleled natural resources and research opportunities; and you’ll have access to the kind of modern technology, labs and learning resources typically reserved for graduate students. All of this happens in the context of a Christian worldview coupled with rigorous scientific research.

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Hands-On Learning

The program provides exciting hands-on labs and other learning opportunities, including field trips to places such as the Everglades, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Our students also intern at leading scientific organizations and agencies, some of which include:

  • Max Planck Institute
  • Scrippss Research Institute
  • Loggerhead Marine Life Center
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • MacArthur Beach State Park
  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • South Florida Water Management District

Distinctively PBA

Here are a few of the unique aspects of studying biology at PBA:

  • Guided by Faith—Intensive scientific rigor and method rests on a God-honoring worldview.
  • Unparalleled Location—You’ll be close to hands-on learning opportunities at places such as Lake Worth Lagoon, the Everglades, Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee and the Gulf Stream.
  • World-Class Facilities—As an undergraduate, you’ll be able to use resources typically reserved for graduate students, including four Biopacc units, a laser survey system,PCRR, DNA sequencing and flowcytometry.
  • Expert Faculty—You’ll be able to assist faculty on significant research projects. Virtually every class includes a lab component taught by full-time faculty, unlike programs at larger schools.

Not sure about the major? Check out our minor option. 

PBA’s biology graduates are prepared to excel in a broad range of scientific disciplines. They’ve been accepted at top medical and graduate schools such as:

  • Florida State University Medical School
  • University of Georgia Medical School
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Oxford
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • University of Michigan
  • University Notretre Dame
  • University of Southern California

And you’ll find them working with impressive organizations including:

  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • Florida State Park System
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • LoggerheMarineLifeife Center
  • Rand Eye Institute
  • West Palm Beach Zoo
  • Palm Beach County School District

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“PBA provided both the stability and accountability I needed to remain disciplined in my studies. I was challenged, not only academically, but spiritually as well. I got to explore who I was and the kind of person I wanted to become. I guess you could say I grew into my own skin, and that has allowed me to remain confident and secure in who I am every step along the way.” Dr. Danielle Dipiero ’10, Biology