Biology, BS/Biotechnology, MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Application Procedures

Students should apply for the BS/MS PlusOne program during their fifth academic semester. Before applying, students must have completed 80 semester hours and one co-op experience.

Breadth Courses for Biology

Mathematics
MATH 1251Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 14
Statistics
ENVR 2500
and ENVR 2501
Biostatistics
and Lab for ENVR 2500
5
Chemistry
General Chemistry
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
5
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
5
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
5
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
5
Physics
Complete one of the following lecture/lab pairs. PHYS1145 and PHYS1146 are recommended:
Physics 1
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
Physics 2
Complete one of the following lecture/lab pairs. PHYS1147 and PHYS1148 are recommended:5
Physics for Life Sciences 2
and Lab for PHYS 1147
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165

Biology Major Requirements

Introduction to College
BIOL 1000Biology at Northeastern1
Experiential Learning Introduction
EESC 2000Professional Development for Co-op1
Required Biology
Foundations
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
5
Inquiries
BIOL 2299Inquiries in Biological Sciences4
Genetics
BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
5
Techniques
BIOL 2309Techniques in Biology: An Inquiry-Based Lab4
Biochemistry
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

and
5
Cell Biology
BIOL 3407Molecular Cell Biology4
Experiential Learning
Two undergraduate co-op experiences are required, preferably in the biotechnology industry.

Biology Major Elective

Organismal and Population Biology
Complete one of the following:4-5
Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 2321
Human Parasitology
Ecology
and Lab for EEMB 2302
Introduction to Evolution
Invertebrate Zoology
and Lab for EEMB 2616
Vertebrate Zoology
and Lab for EEMB 2618
Marine Biology
and Lab for EEMB 2700

Biology Capstone

BIOL 4701Biology Capstone4

Graduate Course Work to Be Taken As an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

BIOL 5591Advanced Genomics4
BIOT 5120Introduction to Biotechnology3
BIOT 6214Experimental Design and Biometrics2
BIOT 5219The Biotechnology Enterprise2
BIOT 5631Cell Culture Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production3
CHEM 5620Protein Chemistry3

Biology Major Credit/GPA Requirements

Complete 81 semester hours for the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.000.

Program Requirements

136 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree
Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses