Upon completion of at least 34 required semester hours in biology courses plus 15 semester hours in biology electives, 19 semester hours in required chemistry courses, 8 semester hours in required physics courses, 4 semester hours in a required mathematics course, and approximately 37 semester hours of general education courses, a student will be awarded the BS degree in biology. The total number of semester hours needed to acquire the BS is approximately 120-121. Adequate pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and pre-pharmacy courses are provided in the biology program to prepare students to enter medical, dental or pharmacy school. Recent graduates of the Department are currently enrolled in schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, and other allied health and engineering and graduate schools.
Majors are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all required biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science courses.
Because MATH 225 (Calculus I) or MATH 215 (Elements of Calculus) is the terminal mathematics course for majors in biology, this course must be taken at Bowie State University. Biology electives must be above the BIOL 101 level sequence. Students majoring in biology must meet two sets of requirements as outlined below: