Biological Science

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
Location: Boston
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Why Biological Science?

Launch your career in biological science: The Bachelor of Science in Biological Science program is designed for students who wish to pursue a science-based career or continue their education by obtaining a graduate degree in a health- or science-related field. This degree program provides you with a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry and includes experiential learning opportunities.

This integrated BS program includes core classes in calculus, physics, general biology, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. You can tailor your learning experience by choosing from electives, including anatomy and physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, bioprocessing, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, quality control and validation, and more.


What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

51 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
3.00
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103
1.00

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
3.00
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105
1.00

Mathematics

MTH 2100 - Calculus 1
3.00
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00

Biology

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1
3.00
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100
1.00
BIO 1200 - Principles of Biology 2
3.00
BIO 1201 - Lab for BIO 1200
1.00

Chemistry

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1
3.00
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100
1.00
CHM 1200 - General Chemistry 2
3.00
CHM 1201 - Lab for CHM 1200
1.00

Physics

PHY 1200 - Physics 1
3.00
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200
1.00
PHY 2200 - Physics 2
3.00
PHY 2201 - Lab for PHY 2200
1.00

Information Technology

Choose one: 

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3.00

Major Required Courses 

26 semester hours required

Chemistry

CHM 2110 - Organic Chemistry 1
3.00
CHM 2111 - Lab for CHM 2110
1.00
CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry 2
3.00
CHM 2201 - Lab for CHM 2200
1.00

Biology

BIO 2100 - Microbiology
3.00
BIO 2101 - Lab for BIO 2100
1.00
BIO 2300 - Cell Biology
3.00
BIO 2500 - Genetics and Molecular Biology
3.00
BIO 2501 - Lab for BIO 2500
1.00
BIO 3100 - Biochemistry
3.00
BIO 3101 - Lab for BIO 3100
1.00

Capstone

BIO 4850 - Biological Sciences Senior Project
3.00

Major Elective Courses

Choose at least 9 semester hours from BIO, BTC, HSC.

Electives

Complete a minimum of 34 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Have questions about the credit transfer process?

Join us for our Transfer Credit Webinar Series & QA on June 18th.

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Did Your Know?

Biological science occupations are projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, which will result in about 124,800 new jobs. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

Yes