Bachelor of Science In Biology

Bachelor of Science In Biology

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology provides a broad-based education in modern life science while offering the opportunity for students to concentrate their efforts within various biological disciplines. Through consultation with a faculty advisor, students may select elective courses that focus on cell and molecular biology, biomedical sciences, organismal biology, or environmental studies. The Bachelor of Science curriculum includes a strong background in the supporting sciences: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computers. The Bachelor of Science in Biology prepares students for admission to graduate, medical, dental, optometric, osteopathic and podiatric schools; for careers in academic and industrial research; teaching, through the alternate pathway to certification; and for various careers in the publishing, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries.

Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below. Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses. 

1.    A minimum of 36 credits in Biology: 

 

Course Code                   

Course Title 

Credits

BIOL130*

Principles of Biology I

4

BIOL131*

Principles of Biology II

4

BIOL230*

Cell Biology

4

BIOL304*

Genetics

4

BIOL402*

Ecology

4

BIOL440*

Seminar

1

  

Biology Electives: minimum 15 credits 
  200-level*  3-8 credits 
  300-level*  4-8 credits
  400-level*  3-8 credits

Notes:    A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 in 
Principles of Biology I and Principles of Biology II must be attained 
in order to enroll in advanced courses.

Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I & II are NOT requirements for the BA or BS majors in Biology. However, if students choose to take Anatomy & Physiology, they must complete both I & II in order for these courses to count as Biology elective credits.

Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses. 

2.  Thirty-seven (37) credits in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computers: 

 

  Course Code
 

  Course Title
 

Credits 

CHEM 105*

 General Chemistry I 

 3

 CHEM 1105* 

 General Chemistry I Lab

 2

 CHEM 106* 

 General Chemistry II 

 3

 CHEM 1106* 

 General Chemistry II Lab 

 2

 CHEM 207* 

 Organic Chemistry I 

 4

 CHEM 208* 

 Organic Chemistry II 

 4 

 PHYS 130* 

 College Physics I 

 3

 PHYS 1130* 

 College Physics I Lab 

 1

 PHYS 131* 

 College Physics II 

 3

 PHYS 1131* 

 College Physics II Lab 

 1

 MATH 192* 

 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

 4

 MATH 193* 

 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 

 4

Choose ONE of these three courses:

 

 INTD 180*    

 Computer Tools for Science & Math   

  3  

 MATH 140*

 Statistics 

  3 

 PSYC 230*

 Statistics for Social Science 

  3

 

  

3.  A minimum grade of “C” in each Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics course. 

Biology Requirements
Biology Major Advisement Form

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