Bachelor of Science in Biology
The Biology major at Albertus Magnus College also offers students opportunities to develop practical experience, through participation in faculty-directed research and career-related internship experiences. Moreover, students interested in earning a teaching certificate in secondary education in biology may follow the approved sequence leading to initial teacher certification offered by our Education Programs Department. The B.S. in biology is the best choice for a major for those planning to teach biology at the secondary level. Students interested in teaching science at the middle school level need a variety of science courses including biology. Please contact our Education Programs Department for additional information.
A major in Biology leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree provides broad preparation including pre-medical, pre-veterinary, and pre-dental training. Our department gives the student the basic entrance requirements for a variety of U.S. colleges of medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Entrance into these colleges is highly competitive. The completion of the degree does not guarantee acceptance. Albertus Magnus graduates have gone on to pursue medical, dental, and veterinary medical degrees.
Where Will Your Degree Take You?
Program Of Study (42 Credits)
BI 111 General Biology I
BI 111L General Biology Laboratory I
BI 112 General Biology II
BI 112L General Biology II Laboratory
BI 216 Cell Biology
BI 216L Cell Biology Laboratory
BI 310 Genetics
BI 310L Genetics Laboratory
CH 121 General Chemistry I
CH 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory
CH 122 General Chemistry II
CH 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I
CH 221L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CH 222 Organic Chemistry II
CH 222L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
SC 131 General Physics I
SC 131L General Physics I Laboratory
SC 132 General Physics II
SC 132L General Physics II Laboratory
SC 351 Senior Science Seminar I
SC 352 Senior Science Seminar II Required Correlatives: (10 credits)
MA 120 or MA 121 Pre-Calculus or Calculus
CH 324 Biochemistry
CH 324L Biochemistry Laboratory
SC 302 Internship/Practica Additional electives may be selected from Biology or Chemistry courses.
Biology Minor (20 credits)
Students wishing to complete a minor in Biology are required to take: BI 111, BI 111L, BI 112, BI 112L, and three additional 200-300 level biology (BI) courses w/labs.