Studying Biology at Regis
The biology program at Regis is designed to allow flexibility while ensuring a strong background in biology. This 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, as well for those generally interested in combining an understanding of biology with a study of fields outside of the natural sciences such as education or business.
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
||Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular* (3 ch)
||Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Biology: Organismic* (3 ch)
||Organismic Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry I (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry II (3 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
|MT 272/MT 272C
||Statistics for the Life Sciences (3 ch)
|Upper Division Requirements
25 upper division credit hours in biology which must include:
||Principles of Ecology (3 ch)
||Ecology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Genetics (3 ch)
||Genetics Laboratory (1 ch)
||Seminar in Biology, Society, and Ethics (1 ch)
||Seminar in Biology Research Literature (1 ch)
||Biology Research Colloquium (1 ch)
|Upper Division Electives or Completion of an optional specialization** (14 ch)
|Total Degree Requirements: 46 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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