Science beakers

BS in Biology Courses

The Bachelor of Science with a major in biology curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of courses covering a wide variety of biology disciplines. The average course load is 15 hours based on eight semesters. 

View courses for this major that are part of the pre-physician assistant degree path or the Doctor of Physical Therapy Direct Entry 3+3 program.

General Education Requirements – 42 credit hours

ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
 OR ENG 133 Technical Communication
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
SP 203 Effective Speaking
 OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Social Sciences Elective - 3 credit hours
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Lab
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 253 Statistics
INF 103 Information Technology Applications

Program Requirements – 41 credit hours

BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Lab
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar
 and SCI 422 Senior Research Project
   OR SCI 434 Science Internship

Choose one of the following physiology classes:

BIO 283 Marine Biology
BIO 304 Plant Biology
BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 404 Embryology

Choose one of the following ecology classes:

BIO 213 Conservation
BIO 274 General Ecology
BIO 334 Environmental Biology

Choose one of the following organism classes:

BIO 283 Marine Biology
BIO 304 Plant Biology
BIO 314 Animal Biology
BIO 324 Microbiology

Biology electives: Additional BIO courses to bring the total Program Requirements to 41 credit hours

Additional Requirements – 37 credit hours

EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
UE 101 University Experience
Unrestrictive Electives - 34 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

 

Additional program courses

Biology course requirements for students pursuing the Trine University Pre-Physician Assistant degree path curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of courses.

General Education Requirements – 42 credit hours

ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
 OR ENG 133 Technical Communication
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
SP 203 Effective Speaking
 OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
PSY 113/113H Principles of Psychology
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Social Sciences Elective - 3 credit hours
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Lab
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Lab

CH 104 General Chemistry I
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 253 Statistics
INF 103 Information Technology Applications

Program Requirements – 55-57 credit hours

BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 324 Microbiology
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 394 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 414 Genetics
BIO 434 Biochemistry I
BIO 444 Biochemistry II
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
CH 203 Organic Chemistry
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
ENG 453 Advanced Composition
SCI 434 Science Internship

Choose two of the following:

BIO 364 Toxicology
BIO 404 Embryology
BIO 443 Pathology
BIO 454 Molecular Biology

Choose one of the following classes:

BIO 213 Conservation
BIO 274 General Ecology
BIO 334 Environmental Biology

Additional Requirements – 21-23 credit hours

EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
UE 101 University Experience
Unrestrictive Electives - 18-20 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog

Trine University offers to qualified students a direct entry six-year plan of study leading to a bachelor degree and a Doctorate in physical therapy.

Direct Entry 3+3  degree path recommended sequence of courses for biology

Learn more about the direct entry program.
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