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

  • 2 student run clubs
  • 10 full-time faculty in the division of natural sciences
  • 286 students admitted to graduate schools since 1995
  • 6 degree plans

Check out your schol­ar­ship opportunities!

Chemistry, Biology & Science Scholarships

Faculty Feature

The students’ research is done over the summer. They research science and medicine, and 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

Biology Alumna Whitney (Hall) Bohannan worked one summer with the Stephenson Cancer Center. She presented her research in extracellular vesicles that target T-cell function in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia the following fall.

Biology student Whitney Bohannan

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

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