Biological Science

Degree:
Location: Boston

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.

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What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

39 semester hours required

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

Complete three from the following: 

Note: BIO 1600, BIO 1700 and BTC 1300 must be taken with their labs. Labs do not count towards the three course requirement.

BIO 1600 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
3.00
BIO 1601 - Lab for BIO 1600
1.00
BIO 1700 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
3.00
BIO 1701 - Lab for BIO 1700
1.00
BIO 4215 - Human Parasitology
3.00
BTC 1300 - Introduction to Biotechnology
3.00
BTC 1301 - Lab for BTC 1300
1.00
BTC 2700 - Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
0.00
BTC 3300 - Technology of Biomaterials
3.00
BTC 4200 - Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics
3.00
BTC 4300 - Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Processing
3.00
BTC 4450 - Quality Control and Validation Issues
3.00
HSC 1200 - Nutrition
3.00
HSC 3300 - Epidemiology
3.00
HSC 3310 - Pathophysiology
3.00
HSC 3320 - Pharmacology
3.00

Electives

Open electives to reach minimum credit hours for the degree.

Did Your Know?

Occupation of biological scientists is projected to grow by 17.0 percent, BLS, 2015

From Our Faculty

“Our biology and biotechnology programs have been built to align with industry and academic partner’s demands, while ensuring students have a strong foundation
to pursue any career path they choose. Our constantly growing experiential opportunities allow for our students to leave here with a valuable degree and a resume
with real, hands-on experience.”
— Elizabeth Zulnick, Lead Faculty Member

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer