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.

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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.

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.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.
BL 260 Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular* 3 SH
BL 261 Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory 1 SH
BL 262 Principles of Biology: Organismic* 3 SH
BL 263 Organismic Biology Laboratory 1 SH
CH 210 General Chemistry I 4 SH
CH 211 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SH
CH 230 General Chemistry II 4 SH
CH 231 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 SH
CH 250 Organic Chemistry I 4 SH
CH 251 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SH
CH 420 Organic Chemistry II 3 SH
CH 421 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
PH 202A General Physics with Trigonometry I 3 SH
PH 205A General Physics with Trigonometry Laboratory I 1 SH
PH 202B General Physics with Trigonometry II 3 SH
PH 205B General Physics with Trigonometry Laboratory II 1 SH
PH 304A General Physics with Calculus I 3 SH
PH 305A General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I 1 SH
PH 304B General Physics with Calculus II 3 SH
PH 305B General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II 1 SH

Upper Division Requirements
A minimum of 25 upper division semester hours of biology which must include:
BL 402 Principles of Ecology 3 SH
BL 403 Ecology Laboratory 1 SH
BL 414 Principles of Genetics 3 SH
BL 415 Genetics Laboratory 1 1 SH
BL 494 Seminar in Biology, Society, and Ethics* 1 SH
BL 495 Seminar in Biology Research Literature* 1 SH
BL 496 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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