Saint Peter's University

Education Plans through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS)


This partnership is so important because it offers a new educational opportunity for high-achieving students. It is a unique way to give these promising students at Union County College an affordable option to complete a four-year degree in Biology. With this agreement, Saint Peter’s University continues to give back to the community and further our Jesuit mission by educating diverse learners to excel in their chosen fields.
                                                                                                 Rosette Allegretti, Ed.D.
                                                                                                 Director, School of Professional and Continuing Studies


Recommended Four-Year Plan for Students in Biology at Union County College (Union) to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Saint Peter’s University (SPU)  through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS)

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years at Union and at SPU. This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Students should be aware that this plan assumes that no developmental courses are required.  If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill that do not appear on the four-year plan.

First Year (30 credits) - Union County College
Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS
BIO 111 - General Biology I (Transfers in as BI 183 & BI 185) 4 BIO 112 - General Biology I
(Transfers in as BI 184 & BI 186)
4
CHE 111 – General Chemistry I
(Transfer in as CH 131 & CH 131L General Chemistry I lecture and lab)
   4 CHE 112 – General Chemistry II
(Transfer in as CH 132 & CH 132L General Chemistry II lecture and lab)
4
ENG 101 – English Composition (Transfer in as CM 104 Introduction to English Composition I) 3 ENG 102 – English Composition (Transfer in as CM 115 Introduction to English Composition II) 3
MAT 143 – Elementary Mathematical Analysis I
(Transfers in as MA 123 Elementary Calculus I, 3 credits)+

OR

MAT 171 – Unified Calculus I
(Transfers in as MA 143 Calculus I, 4 credits)

3+1

 

 

OR

 

4

MAT 144 – Elementary Mathematical Analysis II
(Transfers in as MA 124 Elementary Calculus II, 3 credits)+

OR

MAT 172 – Unified Calculus II
(Transfers in as MA 144 Calculus II, 4 credits)

3+1

 

 

OR

 

4

TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

+ MAT-143 and MAT-144 are 4-credit courses. They are equated to MA-123 and MA-124, both of which are 3-credit courses. The remaining one credit in each course will transfer in as a free elective credit.

Second Year (30 credits) - Union County College
Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS
CHE 211 – Organic Chemistry I* (Transfers in as CH 251 & CH 251L Organic Chemistry I ) 4+1

 

CHE 212 – Organic Chemistry II* (Transfers in as CH 252 & CH 252L Organic Chemistry II ) 4+1
Social Science
(Transfer in as Social Science CORE)
3

 

Social Science
(Transfer in as Social Science CORE)
3

 

Biology Elective (Recommended: BIO 240 Genetics, Transfers in as BI 350 Genetics) 4 Biology Elective
(Transfers in as SPU Biology elective)
4
Humanities course
(Transfers in as Humanities CORE )++
3 CST elective
(Transfers in as CS course)
3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

* 5 credit course at Union, transfer in as 4 credits. The remaining one credit will transfer in as a free elective credit.

++ Depending on the course taken, one of the humanities CORE requirement listed in year 3 or 4 will be replaced by this 3-credit course

Third Year (34 credits) - Saint Peter's University
Fall 8-week Terms 1 and 2        HRS Spring 8-week Terms 1 and 2 HRS
BI 240 Cell Molecular Biology (Lecture and Lab) (Term 1) 4  BI 215 Anatomy & Physiology (Lecture and Lab) (Term 1) 4
PC 185 General Physics I Lecture** (Term 2) 3 PC 186 General Physics II Lecture (Term 2) 3
PC 187 General Physics I Lab** (Term 2) 1 PC 188 General Physics II Lab 1
TH 110 Religious Faith in the Modern World (CORE) (Term 1) 3 Literature I (CORE) (Term 1) 3
Theology II (choose from a list of courses, CORE) (Term 2) 3 Literature II (CORE) (Term 2) 3
Biology Elective: Recommended BI 312 Global Change  (Term 1 or 2) 3 AR 127 Intro to Visual Art (CORE)

OR

AR 128 Intro to Music (CORE) (Term 1 or 2)

3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 17

** If a student elects to take Physics I and lab at Union, they are transferred in as PC 185 and PC 187 at SPU.

Fourth Year (32 credits) - Saint Peter's University
Fall 8-week Terms 1 and 2 HRS Spring 8-week Terms 1 and 2 HRS
BI 310 Ecology (Lecture and Lab) (Term 1) 4 Biology Elective: Recommended BI 450 Microbiology (Term 1) 4
PL 130 Introduction to Philosophy (Term 1) 3 History I (CORE) (Term 1) 3
PL 140 Introduction to Ethics (Term 2) 3 History II (CORE) (Term 2) 3
Language I (CORE) (Term 1 or 2) 3 Language II (CORE) (Term 1 or 2) 3
VALUES: Recommended BI 254 Bioethics (Term 2) 3 BI 485 Biology Capstone (Term 2) 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

 


Total Credits at Union:
60-61

Total Credits at SPU: 63 (Note: one humanities course will be substituted by the humanities course taken at Union, therefore reducing 3 credits from the sum of the credits in years 3 and 4).


Recommended Four-Year Plan for Students in Biology at Union County College (Union) to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Saint Peter’s University (SPU) through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS)

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years at Union and at SPU.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Students should be aware that this plan assumes that no developmental courses are required. If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill that do not appear on the four-year plan.

First Year (30 credits) - Union County College
Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS
BIO 111 - General Biology I (Transfers in as BI 183 & BI 185) 4 BIO 112 - General Biology I
(Transfers in as BI 184 & BI 186)
4
CHE 111 – General Chemistry I
(Transfer in as CH 131 & CH 131L General Chemistry I lecture and lab)
   4 CHE 112 – General Chemistry II
(Transfer in as CH 132 & CH 132L General Chemistry II lecture and lab)
4
ENG 101 – English Composition (Transfer in as CM 104 Introduction to English Composition I) 3 ENG 102 – English Composition (Transfer in as CM 115 Introduction to English Composition II) 3
MAT 143 – Elementary Mathematical Analysis I
(Transfers in as MA 123 Elementary Calculus I, 3 credits)+

OR

MAT 171 – Unified Calculus I
(Transfers in as MA 143 Calculus I, 4 credits)

3+1

 

 

OR

 

4

MAT 144 – Elementary Mathematical Analysis II
(Transfers in as MA 124 Elementary Calculus II, 3 credits)+

OR

MAT 172 – Unified Calculus II
(Transfers in as MA 144 Calculus II, 4 credits)

3+1

 

 

OR

 

4

TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

+ MAT-143 and MAT-144 are 4-credit courses. They are equated to MA-123 and MA-124, both of which are 3-credit courses. The remaining one credit in each course will transfer in as a free elective credit.

Second Year (30 credits) - Union County College
Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS
CHE 211 – Organic Chemistry I* (Transfers in as CH 251 & CH 251L Organic Chemistry I ) 4+1

 

CHE 212 – Organic Chemistry II* (Transfers in as CH 252 & CH 252L Organic Chemistry II ) 4+1
Social Science
(Transfer in as Social Science CORE)
3

 

Social Science
(Transfer in as Social Science CORE)
3

 

Biology Elective (Recommended: BIO 240 Genetics, Transfers in as BI 350 Genetics) 4 Biology Elective
(Transfers in as SPU Biology elective)
4
Humanities course
(Transfers in as Humanities CORE )++
3 CST elective
(Transfers in as CS course)
3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

* 5 credit-course at Union, transfer in as 4 credits. The remaining one credit will transfer in as a free elective credit.

++ Depending on the course taken, one of the Humanities CORE requirements listed in year 3 or 4 will be replaced by this 3-credit course

Third Year (32-33 credits) - Saint Peter’s University
Fall 8-week Terms 1 and 2        HRS Spring 8-week Terms 1 and 2 HRS
BI 240 Cell Molecular Biology (Lecture and Lab) (Term 1) 4 Organismal Lab Biology Option (Recommended Bi215 or Bi 450) (Term 1) 4
TH 110 Religious Faith in the Modern World (CORE) (Term 1) 3 Literature I (CORE) (Term 1) 3
Theology II (choose from a list of courses, CORE) (Term 2) 3 Literature II (CORE) (Term 2) 3
Biology Elective: Evolution/global issues/environmental health option  (Recommended Bi 312 OR BI 310 Ecology with lab) (Term 2) 3-4 AR 127 Intro to Visual Art (CORE)

OR

AR 128 Intro to Music (CORE) (Term 2)

3
Free Elective (Term 1 or 2) 3 Free elective (Term 1 or 2) 3
TOTAL 16-17 TOTAL 16
Fourth Year (30 credits) - Saint Peter’s University
Fall 8-week Terms 1 and 2 HRS Spring 8-week Terms 1 and 2 HRS
PL 130 Introduction to Philosophy (Term 1) 3 History I (CORE) (Term 1) 3
PL 140 Introduction to Ethics  (Term 2) 3 History II (CORE)(Term 2) 3
Language I (CORE) (Term 1 or 2) 3 Free Elective (Term 1 or 2) 3
VALUES: Recommended BI 254 Bioethics (Term 2) 3 BI 485 Biology Capstone (Term 2) 3
Free Elective (Term 1 or 2) 3 Free Elective (Term 1 or 2) 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

 

 


Total Credits at Union:
60-61

Total Credits at SPU: 59-60 (Note: one humanities course will be substituted by the humanities course taken at Union, therefore reducing 3 credits from the sum of the credits in years 3 and 4).


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