B.S. degree program in biology
HEGIS code 0401
NYS SED program code 01984

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Department requirements (56-58.5 credits)

To enroll in any of the following courses--Biology 1002, 2002 or 2002W and 3004--students must have completed the appropriate pre- or co-requisite courses with a grade of C- or better. A student with a grade of D+ or lower in any course applied toward fulfillment of department requirements must repeat the course until the grade of C- or higher is earned, or offer another course of equal or higher rank. Any substitution of courses must be approved by the chairperson or deputy chair for advising. At least one course taken must be a writing intensive (W) course offered by the Department of Biology. Students who completed Biology 1080 and 1081 before fall 2010 may substitute them for Biology 1001 and 1002 in all degree requirements.

All of the following: Biology 1001, 1002, 3003, 3004, 3006 or 3007W, 3011.

At least 12 credits of the following: Biology 2001, 2002 or 2002W, 2010, 2020 or Psychology 2610, Biology 3020 or Psychology 3610, Biology 3030W, 3083, 4001, 4010W or Computer and Information Science 2810, Biology 4011, 4012, 4013, 4022, 4024W, 4025, 4026, 5000W or 5001 or 5003W or 5010 or 5014W, 5020, Chemistry 4581.

All of the following: Chemistry 1100 or both 1050 and 2050, 2100, 3510 or both 3511 and 3512, 3520 or both 3521 and 3522.

Mathematics 1201 or Psychology 3400.
Department recommendation
Students who anticipate majoring in biology must see a departmental adviser before the end of the sophomore year in order to plan their programs.

Additional requirements for a B.S. degree

Candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in biology must complete at least 60 credits in science and mathematics; 24 of these 60 credits must be completed in advanced courses in the Biology Department or required courses and allowed electives in other departments as described above (not including Biology 1001).These 24 credits must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher in each course. Specific course requirements for a B.S. degree are described above.

The following courses may be applied toward the 60 credits in science and mathematics:

A) All courses in the departments of biology, chemistry, computer and information science, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, physics and psychology.

B) Courses marked with a (#) symbol in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences.

C) ---Anthropology and Archaeology 2201, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3199, 3440, 4665.
---[Core Studies 5, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2].
---[Core Curriculum [1300 through 1399.]]
---Biology 1010, Chemistry 1007, Physics 1331, Earth and Environmental Sciences 1010.
---Core Curriculum 3301 through 3399.
---Economics 3400, 4410, 3410, 4422.
---Philosophy 3203, 3204, 3601.
---Kinesiology 3271, 3275, 3023, 4229, 4251.
---Sociology 2701
---MCHC 2001.