B.S. in Biology

Jump into one of the fastest growing areas of science. Business and industry need you to become a biology graduate, and that need continues to grow.

What you'll study

How to protect our fresh water and clean air. How to understand major health issues as they become more urgent. NSU's courses in biological and physical sciences will prepare you for research, teaching, and graduate work in health professions and natural sciences.

How you'll learn more

Internships. Hands-on original research. You can earn credits by doing guided research in the fields of biology, genetics, cell biology, endocrinology, and more. Imagine doing research on Gulf Stream ecology, brain structure and function, and human microbiome or shark genetics. All of that is a happening now at NSU. In addition, biology students have opportunities to shadow physicians and nurses in local hospitals.

Where it can take you

The personal attention you'll receive from our faculty and the research opportunities you'll have will provide you with a pathway to success, whether that's a career in medicine, teaching, research, or another health profession. Things are looking up.

Core Courses (49 credits)
Credits
BIOL 1500
Biology I/Lab (BIOL 1500 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 1510
Biology II/Lab (BIOL 1510 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3600
Genetics/Lab (BIOL 3600 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H
General Chemistry I/Lab orH General Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H
General Chemistry II/Lab or General Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H
Organic Chemistry I/Lab or Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 2410 or CHEM 2410H
Organic Chemistry II/Lab or Organic Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 2410 or CHEM 2410H / Credits: 4 )
4
Any Course
LITR (Any Course / Credits: 3 )
3
MATH 2020 or MATH 2020H
Applied Statistics or Applied Statistics Honors (MATH 2020 or MATH 2020H / Credits: 3 )
3
MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H
Calculus I or Calculus I Honors (MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 2350 or PHYS 2350H
General Physics I/Lab or General Physics I/Lab Honors (PHYS 2350 or PHYS 2350H / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 2360 or PHYS 2360H
General Physics II/Lab or General Physics II/Lab Honors (PHYS 2360 or PHYS 2360H / Credits: 4 )
4
Select one of the following PHIL courses
Credits
PHIL 3010
PHIL 3010 (PHIL 3010 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3180 or PHIL 3180H
Biomedical Ethics or Biomedical Ethics Honors (PHIL 3180 or PHIL 3180H / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3200
Ethics and Sport (PHIL 3200 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3220
Philosophy of Science (PHIL 3220 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3360
Environmental Ethics (PHIL 3360 / Credits: 3 )
3
Electives (select 27 credits from the following courses)
Credits
BIOL 2600
Medical Terminology (BIOL 2600 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 3200
General Ecology/Lab (BIOL 3200 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3220
Animal Behavior (BIOL 3220 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 3300
Invertebrate Zoo/Lab (BIOL 3300 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3311
Vertebrate Zoo/Lab (BIOL 3311 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3320
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab (BIOL 3320 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3330
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab (BIOL 3330 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3400
Microbiology/Lab (BIOL 3400 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3450
Introduction to Virology (BIOL 3450 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 3500
Histology/Lab (BIOL 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 3900
Introduction to Parasitology/Lab (BIOL 3900 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 4100
Genomics/Lab (BIOL 4100 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 4010
Evolution (BIOL 4010 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4200
Neurobiology (BIOL 4200 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4300
Microbial Pathogenesis (BIOL 4300 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4321
Systems and Synthetic Biology (BIOL 4321 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4340
Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL 4340 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4360
Immunology (BIOL 4360 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4410
Human Embryology (BIOL 4410 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4600
Evolution, Adaptation, and Health (BIOL 4600 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4700
Advanced Human Physiology (BIOL 4700 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4960
Practicum in Biology I (BIOL 4960 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4961
Practicum in Biology II (BIOL 4961 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 3650
Biochemistry/Lab (CHEM 3650 / Credits: 4 )
4
Major Electives may include a maximum of 3 credits from the following courses
Credits
BIOL 4900
Special Topics in Biology (BIOL 4900 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4950
Internships in Biology (BIOL 4950 / Credits: 3 )
3
BIOL 4990
Independent Study in Biology (BIOL 4990 / Credits: 3 )
3
Major Electives may include a maximum of one of the following MATH courses
Credits
MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H
Calculus II or Calculus II Honors (MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H / Credits: 4 )
4
MATH 3030
Applied Statistics II (MATH 3030 / Credits: 3 )
3
MATH 3050
Mathematics and Biology (MATH 3050 / Credits: 3 )
3

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program. For specific course requirements, refer to the “General Education Program” section on page 95 of the NSU Undergraduate Student catalog. For Major Electives at least 16 credits must be BIOL 3000+ or 4000+ courses with at least one of these being a BIOL course with a lab (4 credits).

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

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