Biology

Curriculum

Dr. Michael Held, Chairperson

Requirements for Biology Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

The Biology Department offers a major and a minor in Biology. Biology majors may concentrate in Biology or Forensic Science.

Biology Concentration

Twelve of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

BI-183General Biology I 13
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II 13
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
BI-215Principles of Anatomy and Physiology4
BI-215LPrinciples of Anatomy and Physiology Lab0
BI-240Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-240LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BI-350Genetics4
BI-350LGenetics Lab0
BI-310Ecology4
BI-310LEcology Lab0
BI-Biology Electives (300-level or above)11
BI-485Current Issues in Biology (Capstone)3
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II4
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
MA-132Statistics for the Life Sciences 23
MA-133Calculus for the Life Sciences 24
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
Total Credits61
1

May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

2

May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Forensic Science Concentration

Twelve of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

BI-183General Biology I 13
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II 13
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
BI-215Principles of Anatomy and Physiology4
BI-215LPrinciples of Anatomy and Physiology Lab0
BI-240Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-240LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BI-350Genetics4
BI-350LGenetics Lab0
BI-361Criminalistics and Forensic Science3
BI-450Microbiology4
BI-450LMicrobiology Lab0
BI-485Current Issues in Biology (Capstone)3
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II4
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-442Biochemistry I3
MA-132Statistics for the Life Sciences 23
MA-133Calculus for the Life Sciences 24
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
CJ-165Introduction to Criminology3
CJ-316Criminal Evidence3
CJ-405Crime Investigation3
CJ-406Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution3
Select one of the following:1
CJ-486
Internship I (Capstone Experience)
CJ-487
Internship II (Capstone Experience)
Total Credits77
1

May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

2

May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Special Note on Core Curriculum Requirements for all Biology Majors—All Concentrations

While CH-251-CH-252, Organic Chemistry I and II and the associated labs CH-251L and CH-252L, are not required for Biology (Biol­ogy Concentration) majors, these courses are strongly recommended since they are required for many post-graduate programs (health careers and/or graduate school).

Requirements for a Minor in Biology

BI-183General Biology I3
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II3
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
Select two of the following courses and associated labs:8
BI-215
& 215L
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
and Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Lab
BI-240
& 240L
Cell and Molecular Biology
and Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
BI-350
& 350L
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
BI-310
& 310L
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
BI-Biology Electives4
Total Credits20

Articulations with Professional Schools

Saint Peter’s University has entered into a series of formal agreements with several Professional Schools to enhance the opportunities of students majoring in the sciences. See the separate listing for Pre-Professional Programs for details.

Core Courses Offered for Non-science Majors

The 100-level courses are offered for non-science majors to satisfy the Core Natural Science Requirements and are not open to majors in Biology or the Natural Sciences. Most include lectures and demonstrations only; some, such as BI-130, may include a laboratory component as well.