Joan Cutone 
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program

Biology (B.S.)

Program Guide

Bachelor of Science

The bachelor of science program in biology is planned to provide scientific training as part of a liberal education and to give the student a basic comprehension of the main areas of biology. The program is designed to prepare the student for graduate work, for admission to medical/dental/veterinary school, for a biologically oriented career, or for research in the biological sciences.

To complete the biology (B.S.) major, a minimum of 120 credits is required, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College. The required course work consists of:

  • 36 credits in biology (includes 8 credits of biology electives 200 level or above)
  • 35 credits in other science and mathematics courses
  • 34 credits to satisfy remaining Core Curriculum requirements not satisfied above.
  • 15 credits of general electives selected with the approval of the academic advisor.

Note: Those students choosing this major as preparation for medical, dental or veterinary school are advised to take the courses listed below under that category as either biology or general electives.

Biology Requirements: 36 credits (includes 8 credits of Biology electives)

BIOL1003 General Biology I
BIOL1004 General Biology II
BIOL1005 General Biology I-Lab
BIOL1006 General Biology II-Lab
BIOL2025 Microbiology
BIOL2025L Microbiology-Lab
BIOL3013 Genetics
BIOL3014 Genetics-Lab
BIOL3026 Cell Biology
BIOL3036 Biochemistry I
BIOL3037 Biochemistry-Lab
BIOL3038 Biochemistry II
BIOL4059 Seminar in Biology

Medical/Dental/Veterinary School Preparation Courses:

BIOL2021 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL2022 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL4019 Immunology
BIOL4020 Immunology-Lab

Other Science & Mathematics Courses: 35 credits

CHEM1001 General Chemistry I
CHEM1002 General Chemistry II
CHEM1003 General Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM1004 General Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM2015 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2015L Organic Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2016L Organic Chemistry II-Lab
MATH1032 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MATH1033 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MATH1040 Probability & Statistics
PHYS1032 Physics I
PHYS1032L Physics I-Lab
PHYS1033 Physics II
PHYS1033L Physics II-Lab

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