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|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|BIOL 1055||Introductory Biology I (includes Laboratory)||4|
|BIOL 1065||Introductory Biology II (includes Laboratory)||4|
Requirements for Biology Major:
|BIOL 2010||Microbiology (includes Laboratory)||4|
|BIOL 2100||Genetics* (includes Laboratory)||4|
|BIOL 3030||Cell Biology (includes Laboratory)||4|
|BIOL 4000||Research Proposal||1|
|BIOL 4010||Independent Research||3|
|BIOL ____||Any Elective||6-8|
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 ____**||Either a or b:||6|
|a) MATH 1190 College Algebra|
|MATH 1150 Statistics I|
|b) MATH 2130 Calculus I|
|MATH 2140 Calculus II|
* These courses are offered every other year and students should consider this when scheduling.
** Individual Biology Majors should seek advice from a Biology faculty member for additional recommendations in the math area.
Note: Any two science laboratory courses from different science areas may be used in combination to fulfill the CLAC I science requirement.
As a Biology 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.
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.
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).
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.