Biology, B.S. - BS to MS Accelerated Pathway
The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/biology/programs.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (46 Credits)
All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (37 Credits)
(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.
Major GPA 3.0 required.
Biology Requirements (26 Credits)
BIO 102 – Biology I (‘C’ or better)
BIO 103 – Biology II ('C' or better) (T2LE)*
BIO 220 – Genetics (‘C’ or better)
BIO 450 – Undergraduate Research Methods in Biology (T2LE)*
Select two courses in BIO at the 200 or 300 -level
Select one course in BIO at the 300 or 400- level
Accelerated Pathway Requirements (11 Credits)
BIO 499 – Independent Study and Research (3 credits)
BIO 550 – Research Methods in Biology
BIO 560 – General Topics Seminar
Select two courses in BIO at the 500-level ('C' or better) (excluding, BIO 560,561,590 and 591)
COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (28 Credits)
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
CHE 121 – General Chemistry II (T2LE)*
CHE 260 – Organic Chemistry I
MAT 122 or MAT 150 – Precalculus or Calculus I (T1QR)*
MAT 221 – Intermediate Applied Statistics
Select one from:
1. PHY 200 and PHY 201 – General Physics I (T2PR)* and General Physics II
2. PHY 230 and PHY 231 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (T2PR)* and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II