Studying Biology at Regis
The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in law, business, certain health science fields, or graduate programs outside of the natural sciences.
B.S. in Biology
The Bachelor of Science in Biology is designed to provide a broad knowledge of science including a strong background in Chemistry, Physics and Biology. This degree is designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or certain graduate programs in the natural sciences, as well as for those interested in biotechnology or various other biology-based careers.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Biology. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Lower Division Requirements
May be taken in any sequence.
||Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular* 3 SH
||Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory 1 SH
||Principles of Biology: Organismic* 3 SH
||Organismic Biology Laboratory 1 SH
||General Chemistry I 4 SH
||General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SH
||General Chemistry II 4 SH
||General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 SH
||Organic Chemistry I 4 SH
||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SH
||Organic Chemistry II 3 SH
||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2 SH
|MT 272/MT 272C
||Statistics for the Life Sciences 3 SH
|*May be taken in any sequence.
|One of the following 8 semester hour options of physics
||General Physics with Trigonometry I 3 SH
||General Physics with Trigonometry Laboratory I 1 SH
||General Physics with Trigonometry II 3 SH
||General Physics with Trigonometry Laboratory II 1 SH
||General Physics with Calculus I 3 SH
||General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I 1 SH
||General Physics with Calculus II 3 SH
||General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II 1 SH
|Upper Division Requirements
A minimum of 25 upper division semester hours of biology which must include:
||Principles of Ecology 3 SH
||Ecology Laboratory 1 SH
||Principles of Genetics 3 SH
||Genetics Laboratory 1 1 SH
||Seminar in Biology, Society, and Ethics* 1 SH
||Seminar in Biology Research Literature* 1 SH
||Biology Research Colloquium 1 SH
|Upper Division Biology Electives or Completion ** 14 SH
|Total Degree Requirements: 46 credit hours
*These courses must be taken in sequential course-number order.
**The upper division electives must include a minimum of one upper division laboratory course. BL 498E-W--Internship in Biology will not count toward upper division biology elective hours for the B.S. in Biology.
NOTE: Students interested in medical school, dental school, veterinary school or other graduate programs should consult those schools for additional requirements.
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