The Department of Biology offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology. Students enrolled in one of the concentrations offered within the department are required to pursue the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology. Those who expect to attend graduate or professional schools after graduation are strongly encouraged to also pursue the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology.
Biology majors must maintain a 2.50 GPA in the major program as well as an overall GPA of 2.50. Biology majors in the 4+1 accelerated program leading to the M.S. in Secondary Education must maintain a 3.00GPA in the major program and overall. Students accepted to the 2+3 and 3+3 accelerated programs in Pharmacy must maintain an overall and science GPA of 3.40 with no grade lower than a “C”. Those enrolled in the 3+4 accelerated program in Medicine must maintain an overall GPA of 3.40 and a science GPA of 3.20 with no grade lower than a “C”. Students earning a grade lower than “C” in a major or cognate course must repeat the class and earn a grade level of Pass. Students will be evaluated during the Spring Trimester of their sophomore year.