Biological Sciences

(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The Biological Sciences degree program is designed to stimulate intellectual and personal growth through an examination of the fundamental properties of living systems, the application of experimental and descriptive methods of discovery, and the consideration of the social, ethical, and aesthetic aspects of biological knowledge. Both the rigor and flexibility of the program will help students enter employment or post-baccalaureate studies with a competitive advantage, while allowing students to choose an individualized course of study with an emphasis in Ecology and Environment, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Pre-Professional Studies.


General Core Requirments (12 courses)

  • En101 English Composition I
  • En102 English Composition II OR En150 Alternative
  • Fy100-Ns Quest for Success: The First Year Experience
  • Ns380 Research Capstone
  • Humanities Core (two)
  • Natural Sciences Core (see Ns102 and Ma120 below)
  • Social Sciences Core (two)
  • Career Enhancing: Ma202 Statistical Methods; Choose one more course

Major Requirements

  • Ma120 College Algebra (satisfies Natural Sciences Core)
  • Ns102 General Biology I (satisfies Natural Sciences Core)
  • Ns103 General Biology II
  • Ns104 General Chemistry I
  • Ns105 General Chemistry II
  • Ns150 General Physics I
  • Ns160 General Physics II
  • Ns350 Organic Chemistry I
  • Ns360 Organic Chemistry II
  • Choose one of the following:

    Organismal courses:

  • Ns120 Human Biology
  • Ns200 Ecology
  • Ns215 Animal Behavior
  • Ns235 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Ns236 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Ns265 Botany
  • Ns315 Wildlife Biology
  • Ns410 Parasitology
  • Ns420 Mycology
  • Ns450 Comparative Zoology

Choose one of the following:

  • Cellular/Molecular courses:
  • Ns240 Medical Microbiology
  • Ns290 Cell Biology
  • Ns300 Genetics
  • Ns310 Immunology
  • Ns320 Biochemistry
  • Ns370 Endocrinology

Concentration Requirements (300/400 level) (3 courses)

General Electives (8 courses)