Biology Concentrations - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Division of Natural Sciences

Biology Concentrations

Suggested Biology Electives for a Particular Concentration

The following are not to be considered requirements but merely guides. Each student, in consultation with her/his advisor, should elect courses to prepare the student for her/his post-baccalaureate goals.

Below are examples of courses that students who are interested in certain concentrations might select:

Biomedical Research

BIOL 225 Microbiology BIOL 331 Cell Biology
CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry BIOL 401 Histology
BIOL 302 Developmental Biology BIOL 405 Neurobiology
BIOL 320 Systemic Physiology BIOL 426 Immunology
BIOL 321 Molecular Biology

Environmental Research

BIOL 225 Microbiology BIOL 320 Systemic Physiology
BIOL 301 Comparative Chordate Anatomy BIOL 321 Molecular Biology
BIOL 304 Invertebrate Zoology BIOL 326 Animal Behavior
BIOL 305 Plant Biology BIOL 409 Marine and Estuarine Biology
BIOL 317 Evolutionary Biology

Forensic Science

BIOL 225 Microbiology BIOL 328 Forensic Biology
BIOL 301 Comparative Chordate Anatomy BIOL 333 Human Pathophysiology
BIOL 305 Plant Biology BIOL 401 Histology
BIOL 320 Systemic Physiology BIOL 426 Immunology
BIOL 321 Molecular Biology

Health Profession
(Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, etc.)

BIOL 225 Microbiology BIOL 331 Cell Biology
BIOL 301 Comparative Chordate Anatomy BIOL 401 Histology
BIOL 302 Developmental Biology BIOL 405 Neurobiology
BIOL 320 Systemic Physiology BIOL 426 Immunology
BIOL 321 Molecular Biology CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II
BIOL 326 Animal Behavior

Physical or Occupational Therapy

BIOL 109 Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 309 Kinesiology
BIOL 110 Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 401 Histology
BIOL 225 Microbiology BIOL 405 Neurobiology
BIOL 306 Physiology of Exercise CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II

Teaching at the Secondary School Level 
(These students must be registered in the Department of Teacher Education)

BIOL 109 Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 305 Plant Biology
BIOL 110 Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 317 Evolution
BIOL 225 Microbiology BIOL 321 Molecular Biology
BIOL 302 Developmental Biology BIOL 326 Animal Behavior
BIOL 304 Invertebrate Zoology