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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 (suggested four-year plan-update pending)

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

General Education Requirements – 32 credit hours

CH 104 General Chemistry I and Laboratory
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Laboratory
ENG 133 Technical Communication
   OR ENG 143 College Composition
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 Trigonometry
SP 203 Effective Speaking
   OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective- 3 credit hours

Biology Core – 47 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Laboratory
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Laboratory
BIO 202 Introduction to Biological Literature and Communication
BIO 274 General Ecology and Laboratory
BIO 302 Professional Practice in Science
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 414 Genetics and Laboratory
CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
MA 253 Statistics
PH 154 College Physics I and Laboratory
PH 164 College Physics II and Laboratory
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar and SCI 422 Senior Research Project
   OR SCI 434 Science Internship
Choose one of the following natural science courses - 4 credit hours:
   BIO 214 Conservation and Laboratory
   BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Laboratory

Choose one of the following four tracks in addition to the Biology Core:


Traditional Track - 41 credit hours

Choose one of the following physiology courses - 4 credit hours:
   BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Laboratory

Choose one of the following organism courses - 4 credit hours:
   BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 314 Animal Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

Biology Electives - 10 credit hours
Chemistry or Math Elective - 4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 19 credit hours 

Physician Assistant Track – 41 credit hours

BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory
BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory
Unrestrictive electives - 14-15 credit hours

Choose two of the following courses - 7-8 credit hours:
     BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory
     BIO 404 Embryology and Laboratory
     BIO 443 Pathology
     BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Laboratory

Physical Therapy Track - 41 credit hours

BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory
BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory
ENG 453 Advanced Composition
Biology electives - 3 credit hours
Chemistry or Math Electives - 4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 15 credit hours

Pre-Medical Track - 41 credit hours

BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory
CH 214 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory
MA 134 Calculus I
PHL 313 Ethics
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
Biology Electives - 4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 11 credit hours

Choose one of the following physiology courses - 4 credit hours:
   BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

Choose one of the following organism courses - 4 credit hours:
   BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 314 Animal Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

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 – 32 credit hours

ENG 133 Technical Communication
   OR ENG 143 College Composition
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203 Effective Speaking
   OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective- 3 credit hours
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Laboratory
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Laboratory
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 Trigonometry

Biology Core – 47 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Laboratory
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Laboratory
BIO 202 Introduction to Biological Literature and Communication
BIO 274 General Ecology and Laboratory
BIO 302 Professional Practice in Science
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 414 Genetics and Laboratory
CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
MA 253 Statistics
PH 154 College Physics I and Laboratory
PH 164 College Physics II and Laboratory
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar and SCI 422 Senior Research Project
   OR SCI 434 Science Internship
Choose one of the following natural science courses - 4 credit hours:
   BIO 214 Conservation and Laboratory
   BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Laboratory
   BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Laboratory

Physician Assistant Track – 41 credit hours

BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory
BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory
Unrestrictive electives - 14-15 credit hours

Choose two of the following courses - 7-8 credit hours:
     BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory
     BIO 404 Embryology and Laboratory
     BIO 443 Pathology
     BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Laboratory

 

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

Trine University offers to qualified students a direct entry five-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/DPT

Learn more about the direct entry program.
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Trine University offers to qualified students a direct entry five-year plan of study leading to a bachelor degree and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

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

Learn more about the direct entry program.