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Tyler Collins '14
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Major: Graphic Design

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Biology Curriculum (BS Degree)

The BS degree prepares students well for many careers within and outside of the sciences, including biomedical research, or for entry into graduate schools (Ph.D. programs) or professional schools and programs, such as medical, dental, physician's assistant, veterinary, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, or physical/occupational therapy. The BS degree is a rigorous program with much depth and a great deal of laboratory and research experience.


Course # Course Name Credits
BIOL 1055 Introduction to Organisms (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 1065 Introduction to Molecules and Cells (includes Laboratory) 4

Core Requirements for Biology Major:

BIOL 2015 Microbiology for Science Majors (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 2100 Genetics (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 3030 Cell Biology (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 3075 Advanced Physiology (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 3120 Evolution and Genomics (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 4000 Research Proposal 1
BIOL 4010 Independent Research in Biology 3-6
BIOL 3500, 3900 Junior/Senior Seminar (1 credit over 3 semesters) 3
BIOL ELECTIVES Choose 6-8 credits from the following list
BIOL 2030 Human Disease 3
BIOL 2050 Animal Behavior 3
BIOL 2060 Exercise Physiology 3
BIOL 2215 Environmental Science (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 2310 Field Ecology (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 2330 Aquatic Biology (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 2450 Human Sexuality 3
BIOL 3210 Advanced Environmental Science 3
BIOL 3300 Biotechnology (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 3570/3670 Biochemistry I (includes Laboratory) 4
BIOL 3050 Cancer Biology (includes Laboratory) 4

Requirements in Related Areas:

CHEM 1010, 1110 Introductory Chemistry I, with Laboratory 4
CHEM 1020, 1120 Introductory Chemistry II, with Laboratory 4
CHEM 2510, 2610 Organic Chemistry I, with Laboratory 4
CHEM 2520, 2620 Organic Chemistry II, with Laboratory 4
PHYS 2010 Introduction to Mechanics, with Laboratory 4
PHYS 2020 Electricity and Geometric Optics, with Laboratory 4
MATH 1150 Statistics I 3
MATH 2130 Calculus I 3
MATH 2140 Calculus II 3
Total Credits: 33

As a Biology BS major, students will fulfill all the coursework requirements for application to medical, dental, and veterinary schools. Interested students should consult with the Pre-Health Professions Advisor. The general requirements, as determined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, are: one year of biology, two years of chemistry through organic chemistry, one year of physics, one year of English, and one year of math (usually through Calculus). Individual schools vary. Students will also be expected to have taken the MCAT exam.  Requirements for PA (physician's assistant) programs are similar but somewhat different, and for NP (nurse practitioner) programs the requirements are quite different; students interested in these post-baccalaureate tracks should also consult with the Pre-Health Professions Advisor.

Meet Kenley Preval '15 - Biology

When Kenley Preval, '15, transferred to Curry from a large university, he was looking for a more hands-on Biology program. He wanted to be able to work one-on-one with professors while developing his research in the medical field.

Pre-Health Profession Studies

Students wishing to pursue a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program (This encompasses what are popularly called pre-med programs, pre-dental programs, etc).

Meet Nick Messier '13 - Biopharmaceutical Technologist

Nick Messier '13 always had a clear idea of the career path he would take, and just months after graduating from Curry College, the dual biology/criminal justice major was already employed as a Biopharmaceutical Technologist at Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Mass.

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