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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences, B.S.


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Biology program critiera for program honors at graduation requires that students complete BIOL 494 - Senior Research: Data Analysis and Presentation  with a grade of “C” or better, in addition to meeting the Schmid College requirements for Degree Program Honors .

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Biological Sciences.

Students pursuing the B.S. in Biological Sciences are required to:

  • Earn an overall GPA of 2.000 for all required major courses.
  • Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade, except those where the default grading option is P/NP.
  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits from upper-division courses in the major.
  • Complete 71 credits total to complete this degree.
  • Complete the capstone requirement BIOL 498 , with a grade of C or better.

Majors required to enroll in FFC 100 - First-Year Foundations  to satisfy their General Education requirement must enroll in the topic “Grand Challenges in Science and Technology.”

area of study requirements (minimum 24 credits)


Complete all the requirements within one of the areas of study listed below.

capstone course (3 credits)


total credits 71


molecular biology area of study (minimum 24 credits)


anatomy and physiology area of study (minimum 24 credits)


ecology and evolution area of study (minimum 24 credits)


these courses may be waived with the appropriate test scores, as noted below:


PHYS 107  - Minimum score of five on IB Physics HL waives students from this class.
MATH 110  - Minimum score of four on AP Calculus AB or minimum of five on IB Mathematics HL exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC students from MATH 110  and MATH 111 .
MATH 111  - Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC waives students from MATH 110  and MATH 111 .
CHEM 140 /CHEM 140L  - Minimum score of four on AP Chemistry or five on IB Chemistry HL exam waives students from this class.
BIOL 204  - Minimum score of four on AP Biology or IB Biology HL exam waives students from this class.
CPSC 292  - Minimum score of four on AP Computer Science waives students from this class.

Biological Sciences, B.S. Suggested 4-year Plan


Biological Sciences, B.S. Suggested 4-year Plan  

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