Biology (Pre-professional tracks available in Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary)

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Pre- Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary studies
  • Prepare students for future studies in a variety of areas
  • Study living forms and of modern advances

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The Biology Program at Marywood University is designed to:

  • offer a broad base knowledge of living forms and of modern advances in the biological sciences;
  • develop a sense of organization and continuity in nature;
  • foster an awareness of the individual's responsibilities to the world and environment and
  • prepare the student for professional, educational, high-technology and industrial careers.

 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology pre-professional track is designed for the highly qualified, student who wishes to pursue admission to medical, dental or veterinary studies. The program also offers sufficient flexibility to prepare students for future studies in law, business administration and education, and to enter the ancillary fields of the health professions.

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Accomplished Science Faculty


Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, HPAC Chair
Courses: Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology

Jay P. Clymer III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Earth Science and Environmental Science

Michael Kiel, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Cell biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology

The $6.4 million Center for Natural and Health Sciences is equipped with four large laboratories, a newly renovated Biotechnology research lab, an environmental wet laboratory, a greenhouse, three computer laboratories, and a multi-media auditorium.

This program is designed to prepare the students for professional, educational and industrial careers. Students are provided with a broad base knowledge of living forms and a sense of the organization and continuity that exists in nature. Students are also provided with a working understanding of the latest advances in biology. The pre-professional programs in Biology are designed for the student who wishes to pursue admission to medical, dental or veterinary studies. The program is structured for highly qualified, science-oriented students who may be planning to enter the various professions of medicine, including that of physician, dentist, osteopath, veterinarian, or researcher. The program also offers sufficient flexibility to prepare students for future studies in law, business administration and education, and to enter the ancillary fields of the healing professions.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Biology


The Biology Program at Marywood University is designed to: (a) offer a broad base knowledge of living forms and of modern advances in the biological sciences; (b) develop a sense of organization and continuity in nature; (c) foster an awareness of the individual’s responsibilities to the world and environment, and (d) prepare the student for professional, educational, high-technology, and industrial careers.

Our program offers sufficient flexibility to prepare students for future studies in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology research, environmental science, grad­uate school, education, and to enter the ancillary fields of the health professions, such as medical, dental, or veterinary school.

The student’s choice of elective courses in science for a graduate or professional program is based on the requirements and recommended courses of the college or university. Advisors from the Science Department will assist in these choices.

A minimum of 44 credits and 30 science elective credits for a total of 74 science credits is required for degree completion. The required courses are:

BIOL 150, 150L General Biology I
4
BIOL 151, 151L General Biology II
4
BIOL 410 Science Literacy Capstone
2
BIOL 446, 446L Genetics
4
OR
BIOL 440, 440L Molecular and Cellular Biology
4
CHEM 131, 131L General Chemistry I
4
CHEM 132, 132L General Chemistry II
4
CHEM 331, 331L Organic Chemistry I
4
CHEM 332, 332L Organic Chemistry II
4
PHYS 303, 303L General Physics I
4
PHYS 304, 304L General Physics II
4
MATH 216 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3

Elect One:

MATH 201** Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
3
MATH 170 Mathematical Applications in Biology
3

Plus a minimum of 30 credits selected from:

BIOL 201, 201L Human Gross Anatomy 4
BIOL 202, 202L Human Physiology 4
BIOL 235, 235L General Microbiology 4
BIOL 281 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
BIOL 305 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 3
BIOL 332, 332L Immunology 4
BIOL 351 Evolution 3
BIOL 421, 421L Biochemistry I
4
BIOL 422 Biochemistry II 3
BIOL 454 Undergraduate Research 2
BIOL 498 Internship 3
BIOL 499 Independent Study 1,2,3
CHEM 312 Environmental Chemistry 3
CHEM 398, 398L Chemical Analysis 3
CHEM 499 Independent Study 1,2,3
ENVS 420, 420L Ecology 4
MATH 202** Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 3

**MATH 201/202 is recommended for pre­-professional and graduate schools.

Other science elective courses can be taken with permission of the department chairperson.