The Biology Major

Students who attain a minimum grade of C in BIO 150 and BIO 151 may elect biology as a major. To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum grade of C in each required major course.

Students seeking the B.S. in Biology are required to take 36 credits in biology and must take at least two 400-level courses in addition to BIO 480. Adolescence education (secondary education) students must take at least one 400-level course in addition to BIO 480. Two 400-level courses are needed to earn a B.S.

Biology courses and courses required for the biology major must be taken at St. Joseph’s College. Any courses taken at other institutions must receive prior departmental approval to be offered for the major.

Required courses

Campus

BIO 150  General Biology I
BIO 151  General Biology II St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 290  Modern Genetics St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 335  Physiology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 340  Microbiology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 380  Research Seminar St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 480  Research St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Elective courses

 

BIO 200 General Ecology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 260 Evolutionary Biology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 280 Field Course in Biology
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BIO 301 Plant Biology
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BIO 350 Immunology
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BIO 420 Biorhythms St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 440 Analysis of Developmental Biology
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BIO 460 Cell Biology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 461 Molecular Biology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
BIO 462 Neuroscience
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BIO 470 Coastal Marine Habitats
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The senior research requirement may be satisfied during the summer after completing BIO 380 by participating in a nationally recognized competitive research program for undergraduates. Acceptance criteria can be found in the course catalog.
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