B.A. in Biology

B.A. in Biology

(HEGIS 0401)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math, and social sciences. These are the classic building blocks that ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. The biology degree program at Dowling has two tracks: a general track for science-related and teaching careers and a pre-professional health track for health-related careers.

Career Outcomes for Biology Majors
Your Dowling biology degree prepares you to enter a science-related career after graduation such as laboratory technician, pharmaceutical sales representative, or biology teacher. You will also be prepared to pursue post-graduate education in the biological sciences or post-graduate pre-professional studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician’s assistant, or other health and allied health professions.

Students seeking certification to teach Biology at the secondary level must consult an education advisor.

B.A. in Biology – General Track

College-Wide Requirements 6 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Major Requirements 58 credits

BIO 1001A Introduction to Biology I 3
BIO 1002A Introduction to Biology II 3
BIO 1003A Introduction to Biology Lab I 1
BIO 1004A Introduction to Biology Lab II 1
BIO 2051A Botany 4
BIO 2071A Ecology 4
BIO 3150A Genetics 4
BIO 4170A Cell Biology 4
BIO Electives 12
MTH 1006A Statistics 3
MTH 1014A Pre-Calculus 3
or
MTH 1021A Calculus 4
or
CSC 1023N Introduction to Computer Science 3
CHM 1001A General Chemistry I 3
CHM 1002A General Chemistry II 3
CHM 1003A General Chemistry Lab I 1
CHM 1004A General Chemistry Lab II 1
CHM 3025A Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 3026A Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 3027A Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
CHM 3028A Organic Chemistry Lab II 1

Minor/Electives Requirements – 23 credits
Total: 120 credits

Note: Students majoring in Biology are not required to complete a minor.

B.A. in Biology – Preprofessional Health Track

College-Wide Requirements 6 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Major Requirements 62 Credits

BIO 1001A Introduction to Biology I 3
BIO 1002A Introduction to Biology II 3
BIO 1003A Introduction to Biology Lab I 1
BIO 1004A Introduction to Biology Lab II 1
BIO 2061A Vertebrates 4
BIO 3081A Microbiology 4
BIO 3140A Physiology 4
BIO 3150A Genetics 4
BIO 4170A Cell Biology 4
BIO/CHM 4101A Biochemistry 3
CHM 1001A General Chemistry I 3
CHM 1002A General Chemistry II 3
CHM 1003A General Chemistry Lab I 1
CHM 1004A General Chemistry Lab II 1
CHM 3025A Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 3026A Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 3027A Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
CHM 3028A Organic Chemistry Lab II 1
MTH 1014A Pre-Calculus 3
MTH 1021A Calculus 4
PHY 1001A General Physics I 3
PHY 1002A General Physics II 3
PHY 1003A General Physics Lab I 1
PHY 1004A General Physics Lab II 1

Electives 19 Credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation: 120

Note: Students majoring in Biology are not required to complete a minor.

Suggested Sequence of Course Work for the Preprofessional Health Track
Semester 1

Core 3
Core 3
BIO 1001A Introduction to Biology I 3
BIO 1003A Introduction to Biology Lab I 1
ENG 1001A Principles of Writing 3
FYE First Year Experience Seminar (Freshman only) 3

Total: 16

Semester 2

MTH 1014A Pre-Calculus 3
Core 3
Core 3
BIO 1002A Introduction to Biology II 3
BIO 1004A Introduction to Biology Lab II 1
Free Elective 3

Total: 16

Semester 3

Core NSC 2003C - Science & the Concept of Evolution 3
Core 3
BIO 2061A Vertebrates 4
CHM 1001A Introduction to Chemistry I 3
CHM 1003A Introduction to Chemistry Lab I 1

Total: 14

Semester 4

Core NSC 2004C - Science of Natural Systems 3
Core 3
BIO 3140A Physiology 4
CHM 1002A Introduction to Chemistry II 3
CHM 1004A Introduction to Chemistry Lab II 1
Elective (SMP) 1

Total: 15

Semester 5

Core 3
MTH 1021A Calculus 4
CHM 3025A Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 3027A Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
PHY 1001A General Physics I 3
PHY 1003A General Physics Lab I 1

Total: 15

Semester 6

Core 3
BIO 3150A Genetics 4
CHM 3026A Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 3027A Organic Chemistry Lab II 1
PHY 1002A General Physics II 3
PHY 1004A General Physics Lab II 1

Total: 15

Semester 7

ASC Senior Seminar 3
BIO 4170A Cell Biology 4
BIO 4101A Biochemistry 3
Electives 6

Total: 16

Semester 8

BIO 3081A Microbiology 4
Electives 12

Total: 16

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