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 (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

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

Biology Core – 51 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 233 Cell Biology
BIO 273 Analysis of Biological Data
   OR MA 253 Statistics
BIO 274 General Ecology and Laboratory
BIO 302 Professional Practice in Science
BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory
   OR BIO 314 Animal Biology and Laboratory
BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory
BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Laboratory
   OR BIO 424 Conservation and Laboratory
BIO 414 Genetics and Laboratory
CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
PH 154 College Physics I and Laboratory
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 Core:


Traditional Track - 37 credit hours

Biology Electives (300 or 400 Level) - 10 credit hours
Science or Math Elective - 8 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 19 credit hours 

Physician Assistant Track – 37 credit hours

BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory
   OR BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Laboratory
BIO 383 Introduction to Pharmacology
   OR BIO 443 Pathology
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 - 15 credit hours     

Physical Therapy Track - 37 credit hours

BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory
Biology electives - 3 credit hours
ENG 453 Advanced Composition
PH 164 College Physics II and Laboratory
Unrestrictive electives - 15 credit hours

Pre-Medical Track - 37 credit hours

BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory
CH 214 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory
MA 134 Calculus I
PH 164 College Physics II and Laboratory
PHL 313 Ethics
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
Biology Electives (300 or 400 Level) - 6 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 9 credit hours


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

 

Additional program courses

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.