Bachelor of Science
The B.S. program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing graduate study or research in the biological sciences, or careers in the health professions or other science related fields.
In addition to the College’s general degree requirements, the courses required for the B.S. degree are two semesters of General Biology, General Chemistry, Calculus, Organic Chemistry, General Physics, and one semester of Introduction to Cell and Molecular Genetics, plus five (5) additional biology courses, of which three (3) must be laboratory courses (i.e., 4 credit hours).
It is strongly recommended that students in the B.S. program participate in some form of experiential education, e.g., internships, research (on or off campus) or attend a field school for at least one summer.
Premedical Sciences Preparation
The B.S. and B.A. degree programs meet the science requirements demanded for admission to professional schools specializing in the health sciences such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine. However, some students whose interests lie in other areas may elect to major in a non-science department while still successfully completing the prerequisites for medical, dental, veterinary, or optometry school admission. Students who are planning for a career in the medical sciences should consult with the advisor for health professions early in their freshman year. For more information, please refer to the Premedical Sciences and Health Professions Programs section of this catalog.