Biological Sciences (B.A.)

 

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Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
BIO 192General Biology II4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3
Select four additional BIO courses. At least one course from each group: Molecular and Cellular; Organismal; and Ecology and Population. At least three must have a lab component. At least two courses must be 300 or 400 level. (See course group listings below) 15-16
Major Support Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
CHM, PHY or MTH Sequence. Students choosing a PHY or CHM sequence must still take one semester of MTH to fulfill core requirements.6-8
Electives
Electives33
Total Credit Hours129-132
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Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Other Requirements

Molecular and Cellular Courses
BIO 320Genetics4
BIO 321Developmental Biology4
BIO 322Histology4
BIO 409Virology3
BIO 410Toxicology3
BIO 418Advanced Molecular Biology4
BIO 427Bioinformatics4
BIO 460Biochemistry I3
BIO 461Biochemistry II3
BIO 475Stem Cell Biology3
BIO 480Seminar: Biology of Cancer3
BIO 481Seminar: Endocrine Disruptors3
BIO 482Seminar: Current Issues in Genetics3
Organismal Courses
BIO 281Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 282Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 325Microbiology4
BIO 327Botany - The Biology of Plants4
BIO 340Parasitology4
BIO 350Invertebrate Biology4
BIO 365Criminalistics for Biologists3
BIO 375Introduction to Neurobiology4
BIO 381Disease and Disorders of the Nervous System3
BIO 412Immunology3
BIO 431Mammalian Physiology3
BIO 450Biology of Sharks3
Ecology and Population Courses
BIO 230General Ecology4
BIO 237Ecology of the Galapagos3
BIO 245Evolution4
BIO 270Animal Behavior4
BIO 310Field Ornithology4
BIO 330Tropical Marine Biology4
BIO 335Biodiversity3
BIO 348Environ Research in the Field: Iceland4
BIO 360Insect Ecology4
BIO 415Pathogenic Microbiology4
BIO 458Global Climate Systems3
BIO 470Seminar: Environmental Topics3
BIO 471Perspectives on Human Life3

Biological Education Concentration with Certification in Dual Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
BIO 192General Biology II4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3
BIO 315Biology in Practice:Lab & Field Approac3
Select three additional BIO courses, at least one course from each group: Molecular and Cellular, Organismal, Ecology and Population. All must be lab courses.12
Major Support Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
MTH 102Mathematics for Educators3
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
Calculus I
Education Requirements:
EDU 105Teaching in a Diverse Society3
EDU 150Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed3
EDU 120Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev0
EDU 121Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification0
EDU 122Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification0
EDU 205Childhood Learning and Special Needs3
EDU 225Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion3
EDU 305Prin & Methods of Multicultural Literacy3
EDU 315Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm3
EDU 365Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs3
EDU 375Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm3
EDU 376Managing Environ for Stu W/ Disabilities3
EDU 405Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar3
EDU 430Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-66
EDU 431Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6)6
Total Credit Hours86-87

Biological Education Concentration with Certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
BIO 192General Biology II4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3
BIO 315Biology in Practice:Lab & Field Approac3
Select three additional BIO courses, one from each course group: Molecular and Cellular; Organismal; and Ecology and Population. All must have a lab component.12
Major Support Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
CHM or PHY sequence8
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
Calculus I
CHM or PHS/PHY 13-4
Education Requirements:
EDU 105Teaching in a Diverse Society3
EDU 150Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed3
EDU 120Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev0
EDU 121Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification0
EDU 122Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification0
EDU 215Learning in a Sociocultural Context3
EDU 303Multicultural Literacy Methods3
EDU 315Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm3
EDU 325Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists3
EDU 335Literacy Development in the Content Area3
EDU 401Adolescent Education Strategies & Technology4
EDU 405Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar3
EDU 450Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9)6
EDU 460Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12)6
Total Credit Hours92-94
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Must have at least one semester of PHY/PHS for certification in general science.

Biological Education Concentration with Certification in Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
BIO 192General Biology II4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3
BIO 315Biology in Practice:Lab & Field Approac3
Select three additional BIO courses, one from each course group: Molecular and Cellular; Organismal; and Ecology and Population. All must have lab component.12
Major Support Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
MTH 110Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)3-4
or MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
MTH 112Introduction to Statistics II3
Education Requirements:
EDU 105Teaching in a Diverse Society3
EDU 150Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed3
EDU 120Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev0
EDU 121Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification0
EDU 122Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification0
EDU 215Learning in a Sociocultural Context3
EDU 225Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion3
EDU 303Multicultural Literacy Methods3
EDU 315Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm3
EDU 325Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists3
EDU 335Literacy Development in the Content Area3
EDU 345Collabor&Transition Plan Stu Spec Needs3
EDU 401Adolescent Education Strategies & Technology4
EDU 405Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar3
EDU 451Supervised Preserv Teaching (SPE 7-12)6
EDU 460Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12)6
or EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9)
Total Credit Hours90-91

B.A. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Engineering

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
BIO 192General Biology II4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3
Select three additional BIO courses, at least one from each course group: Molecular and Cellular, Organismal, and Ecology and Population. At least two must have a lab component.11-12
Major Support Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
CHM 223Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 223LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab1
PHY 105General Physics Scientists/Engineers I3
PHY 106General Physics Scientists/Engineers II3
PHY 103General Physics Laboratory1
PHY 104General Physics Laboratory1
PHY 251Spc Topic: Fundamentals of Engineering3
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
MTH 245Calculus III4
MTH 304Differential Equations for Scientists And Engineers4
MTH 311Introduction to Probability Theory3
MTH 312Mathematical Statistics3
Other Requirements:
ECS 221 13
ELE 231 13
ELE 232 13
ECS 326 13
BEN 364 14
BEN 468 13
BEN 575 13
Total Credit Hours93-94
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Taken at Syracuse University

For more details on the five year dual bachelor's/master's degree in engineering program offered in affiliation with Syracuse University, please refer to the Undergraduate Transfer Programs portion of this catalog.

Typical Program for B.A. Biological Sciences

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Elective 3
Social Science 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
Select one of the following: 1 3-4
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)  
Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)  
Elective
 
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
Elective 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
PHY/CHM/MTH 3-4
Elective 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours15-17
Second Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
PHY/CHM/MTH 3-4
Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-17
Senior Year
First Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
Religion 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours12-13
 Total Credit Hours119-126
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All biology majors must take at least one semester of statistics (MTH 110 Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab) or MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)); this will satisfy the College Core requirement for Mathematics. Students choosing a two semester sequence in Chemistry or Physics must also take at least one semester of statistics (MTH 110 Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab) or MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)); students who choose to take both semesters of statistics may take an additional free elective. Students should consult with faculty advisors to determine which option is best depending on career goals.

Typical Program for Biological Education Concentration with Certification in Dual Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
EDU 205 Childhood Learning and Special Needs 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
MTH 102 Mathematics for Educators 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO 315 Biology in Practice:Lab & Field Approac 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
EDU 305 Prin & Methods of Multicultural Literacy 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)  
Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)  
Calculus I  
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
EDU 365 Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs 3
EDU 375 Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm 3
BIO Elective 4
Religion 3
EDU 376 Managing Environ for Stu W/ Disabilities 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-6 6
EDU 431 Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6) 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Theology 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
BIO Elective 4
BIO Elective 4
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours128-129

Typical Program for Biological Education Concentration with Education Minor with Certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
EDU 215 Learning in a Sociocultural Context 3
MTH 110
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
or Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Theology 3
PHL 210
Moral Philosophy
or Literature and Culture
3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
BIO Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Intersession
ENG 310
Literature and Culture
or Moral Philosophy
3
 Credit Hours3
Junior Year
First Semester
EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy Methods 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
PHY/CHM 3
BIO Elective 4
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
CHM/PHY 1 3
BIO Elective 4
EDU 325 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists 3
EDU 335 Literacy Development in the Content Area 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
BIO 315 Biology in Practice:Lab & Field Approac 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
EDU 401 Adolescent Education Strategies & Technology 4
Religion 3
CHM/PHS 1 3
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9) 6
EDU 460 Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours132
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This schedule for adolescent teacher preparation programs will allow students to be certified in both biology and general science. NOTE: to be certified in general science, students must take at least one science course in each of CHM and PHY/PHS and have a total of at least 18 credits in sciences other than biology. Students who wish to obtain certification in dual adolescent and special education will need to take two additional EDU courses; they cannot take the extra CHM/PHS to be certified in general science unless they take several summer classes.

Typical Program for Biological Education Concentration with Education Minor with Certification in Dual Adolescence Education/Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
MTH 110
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
or Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
EDU 215 Learning in a Sociocultural Context 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
MTH 112 Introduction to Statistics II 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion 3
 Credit Hours15
Intersession
ENG 310
Literature and Culture
or Moral Philosophy
3
 Credit Hours3
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO Elective 4
Theology 3
EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy Methods 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
ENG 310
Literature and Culture
or Moral Philosophy
3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BIO Elective 4
BIO Elective 4
EDU 325 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists 3
EDU 335 Literacy Development in the Content Area 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
First Semester
BIO 315 Biology in Practice:Lab & Field Approac 3
EDU 345 Collabor&Transition Plan Stu Spec Needs 3
Religion 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
EDU 401 Adolescent Education Strategies & Technology 4
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 450
Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9)
or Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12)
6
EDU 451 Supervised Preserv Teaching (SPE 7-12) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours132

Typical Program for B.A. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Engineering

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
Social Science 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
PHY 105 General Physics Scientists/Engineers I 3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
BIO Elective 3-4
PHY 106 General Physics Scientists/Engineers II 3
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
MTH 304 Differential Equations for Scientists And Engineers 4
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours17-18
Intersession
PHY 251 Spc Topic: Fundamentals of Engineering 3
 Credit Hours3
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO 225 The Poisoning of a Planet 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 223L Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
ELE 231 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
MTH 312 Mathematical Statistics 3
BIO Elective 3-4
ECS 221 1 3
ELE 232 1 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Senior Year
First Semester
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Religion 3
BIO Elective 3-4
ECS 326 1 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
BEN 364 1 3
BEN 468 1 3
BEN 575 1 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours135-138
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Courses taken at Syracuse University