2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - Department of Biological Sciences

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Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Thomas Ferko
Associate Dean

Ms. Debbie Spala
Administrative Secretary
Phone 951.343.4380
FAX 951.343.4584

Faculty Information

The Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences consists of the following three departments: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences. We are committed to preparing students for careers in mathematics and science and science-related fields. Our students are successfully transitioning into professional or graduate schools, into the classroom as teachers, or directly into the workforce in a variety of careers. Students have the opportunity to work with our faculty on research, present their research at California Baptist University and outside conferences, as well as work in our labs. Our diverse, highly qualified and caring faculty is interested in helping to develop the whole person so that our students will leave California Baptist University as Christian scholars who can make a positive impact in our world.

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Bruce Prins

Ms. Allie Floyd
Department Secretary
Phone 951.552.8988
FAX 951.343.4584

A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences from California Baptist University is a great start toward many exciting career opportunities, especially those related to healthcare, solving environmental challenges, working with animals, teaching, research, global community development, and more. Students will be prepared to join the growing number of people and organizations around the globe who are focused on helping others meet their basic human needs and developing sustainable communities.

The biomedical science major is tailored for students seeking careers in various biomedical professions, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, podiatry, optometry, and others.

The biology major is for students who want to go to medical or other professional schools, who want teach, or who just have a general interest in biology. The environmental science major is focused on learning about and solving environmental challenges. The global community science major is designed for students who wish to receive a comprehensive education bridging the disciplines of sustainability science and global community development.

We are very proud of the success our graduates are having, especially those who were looking at pre-medical and pre-health professions. Our faculty are personally invested in the students, and opportunities for students to be involved in research and student organizations are plenty. Our students have opportunities to work closely with faculty members, assisting with research projects. This interaction will help in choosing a career goal that fits their strengths and helps realize their goals.



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