Science Majors

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Joshua Mecca

Joshua Mecca, graduate assistant, presents his research of “Ocean Acidification and How It Affects Algae Strains Due to Global Warming”.

Program Requirements

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Major Programs

  • Science majors must maintain a minimum QPA of 2.33 in major courses and at least a 2.00 in core courses.

  • University policy states that to receive a degree one must attain a QPA of 2.33 in the major.

  • Science students whose QPA is less than 2.33 after completing four science major courses (16 credits) may not be permitted to register for upper level science courses until the minimum QPA of 2.33 is attained. 

  • Students who do not receive a satisfactory grade in an upper level major course or who drop a course may repeat one course, one time, space permitting.

  • All lecture and laboratory course components must be taken concurrently (e.g. BIOL 150 and BIOL 150L must be taken at the same time).

Major Major Credits Core Credits Electives Credits To Graduate
Biology 74 37-40 12-15 120
Biotechnology 75 34-37 14-17 120
Environmental Science 72 37-40 14-17 120
Pre-PA (B.S. Biology)**
85 37-40 1-4 126
Pre-Chiropractic 51+22* 37-40 13-16 120
Medical Laboratory Science
47+30*** 37-40 9-12 120
Secondary Education (Biology) 55+34 34-37 0-3 126
Secondary Education Certification 52+34 34-37 3-6 120

*22 from NYCC=80
**degree awarded to students not accepted into the M.S. PA Program
***30 credits from RPH