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
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 Trigonometry
MA 253 Statistics
PH 154 College Physics I

Program Requirements – 36 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
PH 164 College Physics II
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Lab
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Lab
BIO 202 Introduction to Biological Literature and Communication
BIO 274 General Ecology
BIO 302 Professional Practice in Science
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 414 Genetics
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar
 and SCI 422 Senior Research Project
   OR SCI 434 Science Internship

Choose one of the following four tracks in addition to the biology program courses:


Traditional Track - 42 credit hours

Choose one Physiology course:
BIO 304 Plant Biology and Lab
BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab

Choose one Natural Science course:
BIO 214 Conservation and Lab
BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Lab
BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Lab

Choose one Organism course:
BIO 304 Plant Biology and Lab
BIO 314 Animal Biology and Lab
BIO 324 Microbiology and Lab

Biology Electives - 10 credit hours
Chemistry or Math Elective - 4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 16 credit hours 

Physician Assistant Track – 42 credit hours

BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 324 Microbiology and Lab
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Lab
BIO 444 Biochemistry II and Lab

Choose two courses:
  BIO 364 Toxicology and Lab
  BIO 404 Embryology and Lab
  BIO 443 Pathology
  BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Lab

Choose one Natural Science course:
BIO 214 Conservation and Lab
BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Lab
BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Lab

Unrestrictive electives - 7-8 credit hours

Physical Therapy Track - 42 credit hours

ENG 453 Advanced Composition
BIO 324 Microbiology and Lab
BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Lab
BIO 364 Toxicology and Lab
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
Biology electives - 3 credit hours
Chemistry or Math Electives - 4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 12 credit hours

Pre-Medical Track - 42 credit hours

BIO 434 - Biochemistry I and Lab
CH 214 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab
MA 134 - Calculus I
PHL 313 - Ethics
SOC 103 - Principles of Sociology

Choose One Physiology Course:
BIO 304 Plant Biology and Lab
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

Choose One Natural Science Course:
BIO 214 Conservation and Lab
BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Lab
BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Lab

Choose One Organism Course:
BIO 304 Plant Biology and Lab
BIO 314 Animal Biology and Lab
BIO 324 Microbiology and Lab

Biology electives -  4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 8 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 Principles of Psychology
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Social Sciences Elective - 3 credit hours
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 Trigonometry
MA 253 Statistics
PH 154 College Physics I

Program Requirements – 36 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
PH 164 College Physics II
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Lab
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Lab
BIO 202 Introduction to Biological Literature and Communication
BIO 274 General Ecology
BIO 302 Professional Practice in Science
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 414 Genetics
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar
 and SCI 422 Senior Research Project
   OR SCI 434 Science Internship

Physician Assistant Track – 42 credit hours

BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 324 Microbiology and Lab
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Lab
BIO 444 Biochemistry II and Lab

Choose two courses:
  BIO 364 Toxicology and Lab
  BIO 404 Embryology and Lab
  BIO 443 Pathology
  BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Lab

Choose one Natural Science course:
BIO 214 Conservation and Lab
BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Lab
BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Lab

Unrestrictive electives - 7-8 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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