Biology is, put simply, the study of life.
Life in all of its forms. And living organisms in all their complexities, structures and relationships. Chaminade’s biology program is designed to give students the intellectual freedom to pursue their interests in a vast field of study while ensuring a core of foundational knowledge that’s required for research and lab work, graduate studies, and careers in the sciences.
Our program is excellent preparation for medical school or health professions, graduate programs, careers in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, science policy and academia. Students are also able to take advantage of the rich biological diversity in the islands—along with the incredible breadth and depth of scientific inquiry underway in Hawaii.
As part of your studies in biology, you’ll be exposed to cutting-edge and contemporary coursework and rigorous laboratory courses that feature advanced instrumentation and technique. Students also receive individualized instruction, including through a capstone research experience, and access to career preparation opportunities and internships.
Cellular & Molecular: Explore how the techniques of molecular biology and genetics are used to understand cell function.
Integrative and Organismal: Understand the structure and function at the organismal levels in various biological systems.
Pre-Medical area of emphasis: Within the BS programs in biology and biochemistry, it is possible to elect the “pre-med” area of emphasis. Here, students are enrolled in a seminar series and other activities that specifically prepare for standardized tests such as MCAT, and for entry into professional areas such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy and others.
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Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.