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

B.S. in Biology

Degree Requirements

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biology Major 77 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)
    Biology Electives 26 credits
    Cognate Requirements 32 credits 
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II** (8 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II (8 credits)
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

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

**Biomedical statistics (MATH 212) may be substituted for MATH 132.

Sample Program

B.S. in Biology (126 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II 3 credits
Core Courses 6 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

Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 3 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II 2 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
BIOL 223 Ecology 4 credits
Biology electives 8 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 9 credits
Biology Electives 8 credits
MATH 131-132* Calculus I and II* 8 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II 8 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 9 credits
BIOL Electives 9 credits
BIOL 403-404 Biology Colloquium 3 credit
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

*MATH 212 (Biomedical Statistics) may be substituted for MATH 132.

Total Credits for Graduation – 126