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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • BIO 151 General Biology I
  • BIO 152 General Biology II
  • BIO 260 Microbiology
  • BIO 262 Genetics
  • BIO 300 Writing for Science
  • BIO 400 Internship
  • BIO 410 Senior Seminar
  • CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B or MA 181 Calculus
  • PHYS 271 General Physics I
  • PHYS 272 General Physics II

All majors also complete coursework in a chosen track as follows:

General Biology track

  • BIO 368 Advanced Laboratory Research Methods
  • At least 7 credits from Area I courses and both Area II courses
  • Area I: BIO 224 Endocrinology, BIO 272 Parasitology, BIO 327 Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology, BIO 363 Cellular Biology, BIO 441 Biochemistry, BIO 444 Immunology, BIO 446 Virology, BIO 449 Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Area II: BIO 250 General Botany, BIO 312 Physiological Ecology

Molecular and Cellular Biology track

  • BIO 363 Cellular Biology
  • BIO 368 Advanced Laboratory Research Methods
  • 10 credits from the following: BIO 224 Endocrinology, BIO 272 Parasitology, BIO 327 Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology, BIO 441 Biochemistry, BIO 444 Immunology, BIO 446 Virology, BIO 449 Advanced Molecular Biology

Students intending to seek admission to Marymount’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program should add the following courses:

  • BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MA 132 Statistical Analysis
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

Pre-Med track

  • BIO 363 Cellular Biology
  • BIO 368 Advanced Laboratory Research Methods
  • BIO 441 Biochemistry
  • MA 132 Statistical Analysis
  • 7 credits from the following: BIO 224 Endocrinology, BIO 272 Parasitology, BIO 327 Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology, BIO 444 Immunology, BIO 446 Virology, BIO 449
  • Advanced Molecular Biology