Life. Science. Perspective.

Biology: Animal & Environmental Concentration

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Study the life sciences at North Greenville University. You won’t have to check your faith at the door

Christian Commitment
All of NGU’s faculty are professing Christians dedicated to a faith-filled perspective. It’s how you remain focused on God’s glory as you learn to steward his creation.
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
Med School Acceptance Rate
Of the NGU biology majors who apply to med school, 90% are accepted, historically.

Elevate Your Love of Animals Into a Career

Household pets. Livestock. Even exotic and endangered species. Your love of animals knows no bounds. Now, turn your passion for God’s creation into a purposeful profession. Veterinarian medicine. Wildlife conservation. Zoo keeping. Sustainable farming methods. And more. How will you impact the world?

Interested in the ethics and economics of livestock production and management? Prefer to focus on animal behavior and health? Whatever your passion, pursue it through the Bachelor of Science in Biology with an animal and environmental concentration.

What Can I Do with a Concentration in Animal & Environmental Science?

A biology degree with a concentration in animal and environmental science opens doors to various exciting career paths. It allows you to explore the captivating world of life sciences, focusing on wildlife conservation, ecology, and the delicate balance between organisms and their environments.

With this specialization, you can make a meaningful contribution to environmental well-being, protecting biodiversity and ensuring a sustainable future for all living creatures. It’s a field filled with endless discoveries and opportunities to merge your passion for biology with a desire to make a positive impact.

Field Biologist


Park Ranger

Research Scientist

Wildlife Biologist


Experience Learning in Labs & Internships

Labs for Every Level of Experience

So, you want to major in biology, but you feel all thumbs in the lab? We love moving you quickly yet comfortably from beginning steps through lab mastery. Then it’s on to metabolism, immunology, and environmental interactions.

Ready, Set, Demonstrate

Research, writing, presentations—that’s your professional life in biology-based careers. We’ll show you how, through a sequence of seminars that lead into your senior project, a written and oral demonstration of your scientific know-how. Then you’re ready for work, professional training, or graduate research.

Environmental Internships

Explore your career path through an internship. Our environmental science students have interned with organizations including Greenville Zoo; Roper Mountain Science Center; and local, state, or federal agencies, private or public, that manage environmental quality.

Clinical Shadowing

Be a stronger candidate for a health care graduate school (med school, anyone?) and earn course credit for your clinical shadowing experience. We’ll connect you with some great options.

Have Questions about the Animal and Environmental Concentration?

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Jeffrey French, PhD

Professor, Biology

Biology Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

Jeffrey French, PhD
Professor, Biology
Allison Bridges, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology
Georges Chreifi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology
Christina K. Eddy, PhD
Professor, Biology
Robert K. Knepp, DC
Associate Professor, Biology
Debo Nathaniel, PhD
Department Chair, Biology
Nathan Reed, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology

Study Biology in a Useful Sequence

Biology Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Principles of Biology with lab
  • BIOL-1470 Comparative Biology with lab
  • General Chemistry I and II with labs
  • Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
Biology Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Biology Research and Analysis
  • Genetics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
Biology Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Research Project or Teaching Assistant
Biology Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Embryology
  • Intelligent Design
  • Earth Science
  • Research Project or Teaching Assistant

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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