2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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The baccalaureate degree program is especially designed to prepare students for entry into professional schools including medical, dental, podiatry, optometry, and osteopathy and for entry into advanced training in Allied Health Professional careers. This Program also prepares students to enter graduate studies in biology and biologically-related disciplines or to seek employment in education, government or industry.

All students pursuing either the AS or BS degree must have a grade of “C” or better in all Science and Mathematics courses. Students with advanced abilities in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics should consult the Chairperson of Biology for possible exemptions. If an exemption is approved then the students must take an appropriate higher level course.

Students wishing to substitute transfer courses or other courses for required courses should also consult with the Chairperson.

B.S. Degree in Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology requires completion of 120 credits. The 120 credits of the program are distributed as follows:

BS Degree - Biology
HEGIS Code: 0401

Fixed/Required Core

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 78


Option A or Option B from below

Option A: Pre Med and Pre Grad Electives

Total Credits: 42

Option B: General Biology

Grand Total Credits: 120

*All students must pass a Computer Literacy Exam or take a Computer Course

**Students interested in medical or other health related professions should register for BIO 102  in place of FS 103

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