Biology BS: Pre-Professional Tracks

Pace University offers four pre-professional programs that result in an undergraduate degree in Biology from Pace University and a professional degree from another educational institution. Students generally follow the standard BS in Biology General Biology track but with appropriate modifications, particularly in required electives.

Candidates for admission to combined undergraduate/professional degree programs must satisfy separate admission requirements for both the undergraduate and professional parts of the program. Admission to the undergraduate part of the program does not guarantee admission to the graduate part of the program.

Students interested in any of these programs should consult with the appropriate departmental adviser at their campus early during their first year in residence.

Occupational Therapy

This Program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Pace (108 credits) and two additional years of study at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pace and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia.

Optometry

This Program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Pace (108 credits) and four additional years of study at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pace and a Doctor of Optometry (DO) degree from SUNY.

Physical Therapy

This program consists of four years of undergraduate study at Pace (128 credits) with a BS in Biology, and three additional years of study at NY Medical College Program in Physical Therapy (DPT). Students in this program may apply to the Physical Therapy program at NY Medical College in their junior year for early acceptance but must finish their final year of study to earn the BS degree at Pace.

Podiatry

This Program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Pace (108 credits) and four additional years of study at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

University Core – (44-55)

Note: auxiliary math and science courses (37 credits) listed below fulfill various foundation, area of knowledge, and inquiry and exploration requirements for the major.

Auxiliary Courses

Auxiliary Math & Science Courses

Required auxiliary math and science courses not taken in the University Core will be taken as Open Elective courses:

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

PHY 111General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

MAT 134Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Major Courses – (41-46)

Biology Core Courses: (26 credits)

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 327Cellular Biochemistry

4 credits

BIO 335Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIO 490Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

BIO 480Research in Biology

3 credits

Major Track Requirements - (15–20 credits)

General Biology Track

Provides broad study covering various areas of the biological sciences.

BIO 210Ecology

4 credits

or

BIO 215Urban Ecology

3 credits

BIO 264Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 334General Physiology

4 credits

Plus any two BIO courses numbered 200 or higher selected in consultation with the faculty adviser

Environmental Biology Track

Emphasizes study of the interrelationship between living and nonliving components of the environment and the adverse effects of human activity.

BIO 205Concepts of Environmental Science

3 credits

BIO 210Ecology

4 credits

or

BIO 215Urban Ecology

3 credits

Plus any three BIO courses numbered 200 or higher selected in consultation with the faculty adviser.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Track

Emphasizes study of cellular structure and function and the technologies involved in the investigation of molecular processes within cells.

BIO 264Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 372Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology

4 credits

BIO 375Advanced Cell Biology

3 credits

Plus any two BIO courses numbered 200 or higher selected in consultation with the faculty adviser.

Toxicology Track

Emphasizes study of the manner by which chemicals released due to human activity or from natural sources impact upon biological systems.

BIO 334General Physiology

4 credits

BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology

3 credits

BIO 346Introduction to Basic Pharmacology

3 credits

Plus any two BIO courses numbered 200 or higher selected in consultation with the faculty adviser

Pre-Physical Therapy Area

 

BIO 233Fundamentals of Histology and Histopathology

4 credits

BIO 251Principles of Human Anatomy

4 credits

BIO 264Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 334General Physiology

4 credits

AND

TWO Advanced BIO electives (3-4 credits each) chosen with department advisor.

Plus any two BIO courses numbered 200 or higher selected in consultation with the faculty adviser

Open Electives – (34-43)

These include auxiliary courses, UNV 101 (required of incoming freshmen students), and remaining open electives.

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