B.A. in Biology - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Division of Natural Sciences

B.A. in Biology

Degree Requirements

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biology Major 65 credits
    Biology Core Courses 19 credits
    BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II (8 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    BIOL 223 Ecology (4 credits)
    BIOL 403-404 Biology Colloquium (3 credits)
    BIOL Electives 17 credits
    Cognate Requirements 29 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
    MATH 212 Biomedical Statistics (4 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II (8 credits)
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

B.A. in Biology (120 credits)

Year 1

ENGL 110 Writing in Context I 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II 3 credits
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
Core Course 3 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II 8 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 6 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
BIOL 223 Ecology 4 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II 6 credits
MATH 212 Biomedical Statistics 4 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 9 credits
Biology Electives 8 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II 8 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 9 credits
BIOL Electives 9 credits
BIOL 403-404 Biology Colloquium 3 credits
Open Electives 8 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120