All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major. Students completing the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement. There is no University requirement for a foreign language for the B.A. degree awarded by other schools of the University or for other bachelor’s degrees such as the B.S. or B.F.A.
Additional Major Requirements
To graduate with a major in biology, the student must maintain a minimum 2.0 average in the major and complete a minimum of 16 biology credits applicable to the major at Adelphi University. Courses numbered 300–400 are open only to juniors and seniors, and to sophomores only with permission of the instructor. All requirements for the major must be graded on an A–F scale, except BIO 492, which is offered only on a Pass/Fail basis.
1 One of the following courses is required: BIO 423 , BIO 438 , BIO 465 , BIO 475 , BIO 499 (with a prerequisite of either BIO 497 or BIO 498 ), or BIO 516 . The capstone course must be taken during the final two semesters.
2 One course from MTH 110 , MTH 130 , MTH 131 , MTH 140 or above, OR CSC 160 , CSC 171 , or other CSC course with prerequisite of CSC 171 .
3 One course at the 400 and/or 500 level, excluding capstone courses and BIO 491-498, is required. If a second capstone course is taken, it can meet this requirement. Courses that meet Category 1, 2, or 3 can be applied simultaneously to this requirement and to the Category (Distribution) Requirements.
4 Select in consultation with an adviser for other biology credit which can include additional courses in Category 1, 2, and 3.
5 Both the distribution requirement for category II, and 4 of the 38 total credits can be satisfied by taking both BIO 203 and BIO 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (4 credits are applied toward the biology; however, 8 credits are applied to the overall 120 credits needed to graduate).
6 CHE 471 Biochemistry I , CHE 472 Biochemistry II and CHE 473 Biochemistry Lab may be substituted for BIO 504 Survey of Biochemistry . When all of CHE 471 Biochemistry I , CHE 472 Biochemistry II and CHE 473 Biochemistry Lab are taken, they will count for a Category III requirement. All 8 credits will count towards the 38 required biology credits.