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Biology Major, BA

(NYC, PLV)

This B.A program prepares students for a career that may involve significant background in the biological sciences (e.g., scientific journalism and certain legal areas environmental and patent law) but does not require the extensive scientific coursework of the BS degree. Students must pass a comprehensive examination given as part of BIO 490 that assesses the ability to integrate and synthesize basic concepts in biology.

University Core – (44-55)

Required Foundational Chemistry and Math Courses (7-8 credits)

Includes as foundational courses the following major-required courses (7-8 credits):

CHE 111 General Chemistry I

MAT 134 (NYC students) or MAT 141 (PLV students)

Major Courses – (35)

Biology Core Courses: (31 credits)

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 210Ecology

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 327Cellular Biochemistry

4 credits

BIO 335Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIO 335AMolecular and Cellular Biology

1 credits

BIO 395Independent Study in Biology

3 credits

OR

BIO 480Research in Biology

3 credits

OR

BIO 491Internship in Biology

3 credits

BIO 490Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

BIO 490AMajor Field Test in Biology

0 credits

Total Credit Hours:31
BIO 335A is only required for NYC students.

Major Electives: (9 credits)

 
BIO 205Concepts of Environmental Science

3 credits

BIO 215Urban Ecology

3 credits

BIO 221Botany

4 credits

BIO 233Fundamentals of Histology and Histopathology

4 credits

BIO 236Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4 credits

BIO 251Principles of Human Anatomy

4 credits

BIO 264Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 296CThe Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease

3 credits

BIO 301ATropical Ecosystem Assessment I

3 credits

BIO 301BTropical Ecosystem Assessment II

3 credits

BIO 306Advanced Microbiology

3 credits

BIO 307Microbial Ecology

4 credits

BIO 322Animal Behavior

4 credits

BIO 326Principles of Biochemistry

4 credits

BIO 334General Physiology

4 credits

BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology

3 credits

BIO 359Immunology

4 credits

BIO 372Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology

4 credits

BIO 375Advanced Cell Biology

3 credits

BIO 399CTopic: Cancer Cell Biology

3 - 4 credits

BIO 399IFundamentals in Reproductive Biology

4 credits

BIO 399WDevelopmental Biology (Lecture)

3 credits

BIO 399ZTopics: Evolutionary Biology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-12

Students may also select BIO 399O: Virology and/or BIO 399X: Genomics as major elective options.

Required Math and Science (Chemistry and Physics) courses (14 credits)

The following major-required Chemistry courses may be taken for University Core or Open Elective credit in consultation with academic advisor.

Major-Required Chemistry Courses

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

 

Open Electives – (24-49)

Includes major-required Chemistry courses not taken for core credit.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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To begin the application process you may either apply online or download our application for
undergraduate admission. Follow all steps (pay the $50 application fee, write an essay, send
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