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B.S. in Biophysical Sciences – Biology

Discover the Science Behind a Robust Career

Do you enjoy scientific discovery and want to make a difference in the STEM industry? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Sciences with a concentration in Biology is designed to be one of the most academically rigorous health science degrees in Virginia. This specialized focus prepares you for graduate-level study in areas such as biochemistry, biotechnology, cellular biology, forensics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and pathology. You will gain philosophical, theological and scientific foundations to explore and understand the natural world with a well-rounded perspective. You’ll also learn current techniques used to identify, culture and control microorganisms.

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August 21, 2023

GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Learn to integrate rigorous scientific content with substantial theological and philosophical content.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships. Explore all scholarships.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the B.S. in Biophysical Sciences with a concentration in biology, you can:

  • Construct and evaluate experiments utilizing the scientific method.
  • Practice the principles, methods and applications of the natural sciences.
  • Utilize quantitative methods to address scientific problems and activities.
  • Apply biological and environmental principles from a Christian worldview.

Career Opportunities

  • Biologist
  • Biological Scientist
  • Zookeeper
  • Laboratory Technician
$90Thousand
Approximate Mean Annual Wage of Biological Scientists U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
Cosmogony and developmental biology, diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and ecology. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.
Cells are the simplest unit of life and serve as the building block of all multi-cellular organisms. This course is a study of the internal organization of the eukaryotic cell, organelle and membrane function, cell-cell signaling, cell movement, cell adhesion, the extracellular matrix. Three credit hours lecture. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 122.
Fundamental principles of ecological science, including concepts of adaptation, natural selection, population and community ecology, biodiversity, and sustainability. Three credit hours lecture.
Viruses and microorganisms: morphology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, pathogenicity and biodiversity. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 122 or BIOL 202 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 121.
Encompasses all things DNA and how living organisms pass their nucleic acid from parent to offspring. This course will provide a symbiosis of both the fundamental classical genetics of Mendel, where students will understand how physical and physiological traits are expressed. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 122.
Qualitative and quantitative techniques and methods used in chemical experimentation. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: B- in MATH 102 or equivalent or department chair approval.
Synthetic and analytic methods with organic and inorganic compounds. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 121.
Carbon-based compounds: separation, purification and analytic principles and applications in biologic and industrial processes. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 122.
Carbon-based compounds: synthesis, derivatives and characterization. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 221.
Structure, function, analysis and cellular control mechanisms of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 222.
A second course in calculus and analytic geometry. Techniques and applications of integration. Introduction to differential equations. Parametric equations and polar coordinates. Infinite series and power series. Prerequisite: MATH 211.
Structure, purposes and limitations of the scientific method; big questions pertaining to science since classical times; presuppositions and epistemology in a scientific world.
An exploration of probabilistic processes in biology and physical aspects of design. An examination of the role of truth in science and mathematical models as support. Prerequisites: PHYS 221 and 222.
The origin, state, and physical aspects of the natural world with an overview of the cosmos, the formation and history of the earth, the development of different species, and the rise of modern humanity. Prerequisite: GENE 100.
Historical development and philosophies of bioethics especially in light of medical life extension and value, costs, in vitro fertilization, eugenics, and genetic modification of the human genome. A Christian perspective of bioethics is presented, including specific focus on the imago Dei. Prerequisite: GENE 100.
Capstone course for the Biophysical sciences major which includes the development of a culminating thesis based on research and a student portfolio developed through the student’s academic career.
Calculus based solutions in mechanics, heat, and sound. Applied Newtonian mechanics in single and multiple dimensions, cosmology and astronomical organization. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MATH 212.
Calculus based solutions in electricity, magnetism, and optics. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 221.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,492.5012 - 18$18,985
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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