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Biol­o­gy

With small class sizes and 90+% medical school acceptance rate, OC offers an unparalleled biology program. Required seminars give you the chance to meet and discuss opportunities in research and medical missions. Our state-of-the-art labs gives you a chance to take an upper-level cadaver course.

Student and teaching using microscope

Biology Fast Facts

  • 63 freshmen involved with peer mentoring
  • 100% of natural science majors gain undergraduate research experience
  • 90% acceptance rate to med school or other professional programs
  • 50 students presented at conferences since 2018

Check out your schol­ar­ship opportunities!

Chemistry, Biology & Science Scholarships

Cadav­er Lab

Eagle Alumni quickly rise to the top of their professional healthcare school classes because of hands-on experience gained in the cadaver lab. Small groups of four to five students, who have met the prerequisite of either Human Anatomy or Human Physiology, dissect an entire cadaver over the course of a semester. This is very rare for undergraduate students! Many universities strictly limit students to those with a specific major or to observe as graduate students perform the dissection.

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Faculty Feature

The students research science and medicine over the summer. We create an abstract, or a summary, of their work to be presented to judges. We always bring the very best, and our students are prepared to speak to many people about the research they have done.

Bill Luttrell / Professor of Chemistry
Professor helping chem students

Meet Some Stu­dents & Alumni

Phil­i­a­tros

Students interested in careers in biomedical and health care fields are welcome to join our Philiatros organization. Richly informative meetings feature guest speakers including physicians of varying specialties, professionals such as optometrists or pharmacists, researchers from biomedical fields and representatives of regional graduate and professional schools. The mission of Philiatros is to provide networking opportunities, help with career decisions and serve others.

JOIN US MONDAYS @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in NSW 110

Student Graduating 2018

Take cours­es in sub­jects includ­ing immunol­o­gy, cadav­er dis­sec­tion, genet­ics, mol­e­c­u­lar biol­o­gy, all of which include respec­tive lab courses.

Degree Plans

Alumni Spotlight

I worked one summer with the Stephenson Cancer Center. That fall I was able to present my research in extracellular vesicles that target T-cell function in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Whitney Hall Bohannan / Biology Alumna
Biology student Whitney Bohannan

Eagles Health Initiative

Eagles Health Initiative is an organization of Oklahoma Christian University students who are called by Christian faith to educate and serve the community in the areas of health and wellness. EHI focuses on three pillars of health: mental, physical and spiritual. EHI hosts events for members that allow them to work on these pillars of health. Not only do events focus on improving the health of the members, but EHI also works on improving these pillars of health at OC and in the community. Through service to others, members fulfill EHI’s mission illustrated in the club verse, Galatians 5:13 - “But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Students working delete blood cancer

Career Paths

Many students choose to forgo graduate learning and jump right into the workplace!

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Research Assistant
  • Medical Sales Associate
  • Biologist Technician
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Food Scientist
  • Wildlife Biologist
Biology Lab