Biological Science, BS (transition)

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under "Lowell Institute Programs."

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Science program is designed for students who wish to pursue a science-based career or continue their education by obtaining a graduate degree in a health- or science-related field. The program offers the mathematical, chemical, and physical background necessary for understanding biology along with the oral and written communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills necessary for success in the workplace. The program fosters a basic understanding of the organization and the processes of life, from molecules and cells through organs and organ systems to populations, species, ecosystems, and evolution. Graduates of the program pursue careers in areas such as research and development or sales and marketing in biological and pharmaceutical companies. Students may also choose to continue their education in graduate or medical school.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

Core Courses

30 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
4
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
4
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
4
Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools
MTH 1200Precalculus3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
or MTH 2100 Calculus 1
PHL 2140Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering3
Course satisfying Understanding Societies and Institutions core3

Foundation Courses

11 semester hours required

PHY 1200
and PHY 1201
Physics 1
and Lab for PHY 1200
4
PHY 2200
and PHY 2201
Physics 2
and Lab for PHY 2200
4
Complete 3 semester hours from the following subject areas:3
CMN, ECN, HSR, POL, PSY, SOC

Major Required Courses

49 semester hours required

BIO 1100
and BIO 1101
Principles of Biology 1
and Lab for BIO 1100
4
BIO 1200
and BIO 1201
Principles of Biology 2
and Lab for BIO 1200
4
BIO 2100
and BIO 2101
Microbiology
and Lab for BIO 2100
4
Complete 3 semester hours from the following subject areas:3
BIO, BTC, HSC
BIO 2500
and BIO 2501
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIO 2500
4
BIO 2300Cell Biology3
BIO 3100
and BIO 3101
Biochemistry
and Lab for BIO 3100
4
BIO 4850Biological Sciences Senior Project3
CHM 1100
and CHM 1101
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHM 1100
4
CHM 1200
and CHM 1201
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHM 1200
4
CHM 2110
and CHM 2111
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHM 2110
4
CHM 2200
and CHM 2201
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHM 2200
4
CHM 2300
and CHM 2301
Analytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHM 2300
4

Major Elective Courses

Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas:12
BTC, BIO, HSC

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.