Studying Biology at Regis

The Regis University Bachelor of Science in Biology degree teaches students the nature of scientific inquiry, fundamentals of modern biology and how to apply that knowledge in larger contexts. The degree is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and similar graduate studies and careers.


B.S. in Biology

Degree Overview

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.

A degree in biology will teach students the nature of scientific inquiry, the fundamentals of modern biology (from molecules to ecosystems), and how to put that knowledge into the larger context of the students' lives. The recognition that inquiry is at the heart of science means that we not only strive to teach students biology but we strive to teach students how to be responsible biologists.

Program Requirements

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.S. 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.

BL 260 Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular* (3 ch)
BL 261 Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 262 Principles of Biology: Organismic* (3 ch)
BL 263 Organismic Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
CH 210 Principles of Chemistry I (4 ch)
CH 211 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
CH 230 Principles of Chemistry II (3 ch)
CH 231 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
CH 250 Organic Chemistry I (3 ch)
CH 251 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1 ch)
CH 420 Organic Chemistry II (2 ch)
MT 272/MT 272C Statistics for the Life Science (3 ch)
One of the following 8 semester hour options of physics:
PH 202A
PH 205A
PH 202B
PH 205B
General Physics with Trigonometry I (3 ch)
General Physics with Trigonometry Laboratory I (1 ch)
General Physics with Trigonometry II (3 ch)
General Physics with Trigonometry Laboratory II (3 ch)
PH 304A
PH 305A
PH 304B
PH 305B
General Physics with Calculus I (3 ch)
General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I (1 ch)
General Physics with Calculus II (3 ch)
General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II (1 ch)
A minimum of 25 upper division semester hours of biology which must include:
BL 402 Principles of Ecology (3 ch)
BL 403 Ecology Laboratory (3 ch)
BL 414 Principles of Genetics (3 ch)
BL 415 Genetics Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 494 Seminar in Biology, Society, and Ethics (1 ch)
BL 495 Seminar in Biology Research Literature (1 ch)
BL 496 Biology Research Colloquium (1 ch)
14 Upper division credit hours of biology electives or completion of an optional specialization **
Total Degree Requirements: 64 credit hours

*May be taken in any sequence
**The upper division electives must include a minimum of one upper division laboratory course.

How to Apply

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