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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin

Biology, B.S.


NY State Program Code: 04085
HEGIS Code: 0401.00
CIP Code: 26.0101

General Education


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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Biology


Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 70

(38 credits in biology*, 32 credits in related subjects)
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Additional Information:


  • *A minimum of 38 credits in biology are required, including BIO 111  and BIO 112 , with a minimum of 43 credits in biology required if CHE 252 and CHE 254 are not taken.
  • A maximum of four credits from BIO 491-499 will be counted toward the 38 (or 43) credits in required biology courses, except if BIO 497  or BIO 498  and BIO 499 are taken, in which case the total of these credits (5-6 credits maximum) will be counted toward the required total of 38 (or 43) biology credits.

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.

Biology Category 2: Anatomy and Physiology


Choose one 5:

Biology Category 3: Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology


Choose one:

Notes:


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.

B.S. in Biology, Semester Sequence of Courses


Degree: B.S.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 70

(38 credits in biology7, 32 credits in related subjects)
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

 
Requirements
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
BIO 111 Biological Concepts and Methods I 4              
CHE 111 General Chemistry I 4 ✓*              
BIO 112  Biological Concepts and Methods I I (Lecture) 4              
CHE 112 General Chemistry II 4   ✓*            
MTH 114 Statistics for the Natural Sciences 3   or or or or    
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I 3     ✓*          
CHE  253 Organic Chemistry I Lab 2     ✓*          
BIO 222 Genetics 3     or or or  or or
BIO 224 Genetics Project Lab 2     or or or  or or
Biology Category 1: Ecology and Organismal Biology 3-4     or or or or or
Biology Category 2: Anatomy and Physiology 3-4     or or or or or
Biology Category 3: Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology 4     or or or or or
Additional Credits in Biology 4 vary     or or or or or
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II or  3       ✓*        
CHE 254 Organic Chemistry II Lab or  2       ✓*        
5 additional credits in Biology that are applicable to the major (e.g. numbered 220 or higher).                  
PHY 111 College Physics I
or
PHY 113 Physics for Science Majors I
4         ✓*      
PHY 112 College Physics II
or
PHY Physics for Science Majors II
4           ✓*    
Computer Science or Math elective 2 3-4 or or or    
400 and/or 500 Level Biology Courses 3 3-4         or or
Capstone Experience 1 3             or
*Upon recommendation by the adviser, this course may be taken during different semesters.