Bachelor of Science in Biological Science

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 120
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

Please Note: Undergraduate classes moved to a semester calendar beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Launch your career in biological science


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 Biological Science bachelor's degree program provides you with a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry.

This integrated BS program includes core classes in pre-calculus, physics, biology, microbiology, ecology, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemical principles, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. You can tailor your learning experience by choosing from electives in biotechnology; immunology; genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics; and quality control and validation issues.

Career outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biotechnological research and development should continue to drive much faster than average employment growth. While a doctorate is often required for many biological scientist positions, those with bachelor's degrees can pursue opportunities in biology-related fields such as:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Research management

Undergraduates may also qualify for positions as science or engineering technicians, medical health technologists and technicians, or as high school biology teachers.

Interested in learning more about our bachelor's degrees and the pace yourself format? View our recently filmed webinar.


Curriculum

NOTE: Due to website maintenance, course links are temporarily redirecting to the Northeastern University Registrar website. Please use that tool to locate class schedules.

 

Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

 


General Foundation Courses (24 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 Lab for ENG 1105 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 Lab for ENG 1107 1 s.h.
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions – Science and Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Lab for ENG 3105 1 s.h.
EI Core Exploring Creative Expression/Innovation 3 s.h.
IC Core  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.
SI Core  Understanding Societies and Institutions 3 s.h.
DD Core  Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.

 

Foundation Courses (39 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

MTH 2100 Calculus 1 3 s.h.
MTH 2105 Calculus 2 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Lab for BIO 1100 1 s.h.
BIO 1200 Principles of Biology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1201 Lab for BIO 1200 1 s.h.
CHM 1100 General Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 1101 Lab for CHM 1100 1 s.h.
CHM 1200 General Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 1201 Lab for CHM 1200 1 s.h.
PHY 1200 Physics 1 3 s.h.
PHY 1201 Lab for PHY 1200 1 s.h.
PHY 2200 Physic 2 3 s.h.
PHY 2201 Lab for PHY 2200 1 s.h.
ITC 1000
   or
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
   or
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 3 s.h.

 

Major Required Courses (26 s.h.)

CHM 2110 Organic Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 2111 Lab for CHM 2110 1 s.h.
CHM 2200 Organic Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 2201 Lab for CHM 2200 1 s.h.
BIO 2100 Microbiology 3 s.h.
BIO 2101 Lab for BIO 2100 1 s.h.
BIO 2300 Cell Biology 3 s.h.
BIO 2500 Genetics & Molecular Biology 3 s.h.
BIO 2501 Lab for BIO 2500 1 s.h.
BIO 3100 Biochemistry 3 s.h.
BIO 3101 Lab for BIO 3100 1 s.h.
BIO 4850 Biological Sclences Senior Project 3 s.h.

 

Major  Electives (9 s.h.)

Choose 9 semester hours from BIO, BTC, or HSC.

BIO 1600 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1601 Lab for BIO 1600 1 s.h.
BIO 1700 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1701 Lab for BIO 1700 1 s.h.
BTC 3300 Biomaterials 3 s.h.
BTC 4200 Genomics and Proteomics 3 s.h.
BTC 4300 Biotechnology Processing 3 s.h.
HSC 3300 Epidemiology 3 s.h.
HSC 3310 Pathophysiology 3 s.h.
BTC 4450 Quality Control and Validation Issues 3 s.h.
HSC 1200 Nutrition 3 s.h.
HSC 3320 Pharmacology 3 s.h.
BTC 1300 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 s.h.


Open electives to reach minimum credit hours for the degree.

 

Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.

 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $60,480.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This bachelor’s program will prepare you for employment in government, industry, education, and health-related nonprofit organizations, as well as equip you to pursue graduate studies in a health- or science-related field.

Typical job titles may include:

  • Biological scientist
  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Conservation scientist and forester
  • Engineering and natural sciences manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical scientist
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Health technologist or technician
  • Medical sales executive

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Demonstrate understanding of biological chemistry, cellular processes, genetic inheritance, organismal form and function, and evolution.
  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Demonstrate understanding of the genetic and evolutionary processes responsible for organismal morphology and function.
  3. Intellectual Skills
    Apply the scientific method of inquiry and experimentation. Demonstrate understanding of biological mechanisms behind human health and broader environmental interactions.
  4. Applied Learning
    Analyze, differentiate, and incorporate hypotheses, controls, dependent variables, and independent variables into scientific problems.
  5. Civic Learning
    Explicate and present the relevancy of biological research and knowledge from local, national, and global perspectives.

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