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Applied Biology (B.S.)


The Biology Department at Sage College of Albany offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology. This program is designed for students who enjoy biology and wish to work in a biology-related field. Through coursework and internship experiences, students obtain competency in biology along with another field of their choice, which is referred to as a Companion Discipline.

Applied Biology Program/Companion Disciplines: Art, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Law & Society, Management, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy (3+2 or 4+2), Physical Therapy (3+3 or 4+3), Pre-Medicine/Physician Assistant Preparation, Public Health, and Writing.


Program Requirements

Core
BIO 101 General Biology I (w/lab) : 4 credits
BIO 102 General Biology II (w/lab) : 4 credits
BIO 150 Writing in Biology : 1 credit
BIO 207 Fundamentals of Genetics : 3 credits
BIO 208 Microbiology (w/lab) : 4 credits
BIO 351 Immunology : 3 credits
BIO 359 Explorations in Research Methods : 3 credits
BIO 415 Cell and Molecular Biology (w/lab) : 4 credits
BIO 401 Senior Project or BIO 427 Internship in Biology : 3 credits
BIO course electives :  9-12 credits  (*BIO 201 & 202 required for some tracks)
CHM 111 General Chemistry I (w/lab) : 4 credits
CHM 112 General Chemistry II (w/lab) : 4 credits
COM 104 Public Speaking and Presentations : 3 credits
Mathematics Course: MAT 112 College Algebra or MAT 113 Precalculus or MAT 201 Calculus
MAT 220 Applied Statistics : 3 credits
Any CHM or PHY* course (*PHY 101 required for some tracks)

Total credits required in core: 58-63 credits

Companion Disciplines

Art : 21 credits
Complete 7 courses from ARH, ART, GMD, IND, or PHG

Biomathematics : 21 credits
MAT 201 Calculus I
MAT 202 Calculus II
MAT 204 Mathematical Programming in Maple
MAT 206 Linear Algebra
MAT 208 Differential Equations
MAT 304 Mathematical Statistics
MAT 330 Introduction to Mathematic Modeling

Clinical Laboratory Sciences : 23 credits
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I with lab : 4 credits
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II with lab : 4 credits
HSC 215 Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan
PBH 201 Health & Society
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology
PHL 206 Ethics or HMN 420 Medical Ethics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Cytotechnology : 21-22 credits
HSC 215 Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan
Any additional HSC course
PBH 201 Health & Society
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology
PHL 206 Ethics or HMN 420 Medical Ethics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 202 Human Development or PSY 208 Developmental Science

Environmental Science : 25 credits
BIO 130 Environmental Biology
BIO 326 Principles of Ecology
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II
Complete three of the following:
  BIO 108 Zoology
  BIO 110 Environmental Issues
  BIO 211 The Plant Kingdom
  BIO 217 Invertebrate Zoology
  BIO 310 Biology of Parasites
  BIO 312 Evolution
  BIO 321 Biology of Algae
  BIO 336 Animal Behavior
  BIO 357 Environmental Toxicology
  BIO 420 Environmental Law and Policy
  CHM 205 Chemical Analysis
  PHL 220 Perspectives on Nature
  PSC/POL 101 Intro to US Government
  PSC/POL 218 Intro to Public Policy
  POL/HST 150 Climate Crisis

Forensic Science : 26 credits
BIO 209 Fundamentals of Forensic Science
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 303 Biochemistry
PHY 102 General Physics II with lab
Complete two courses in: CRM/CRJ or LAW

Law & Society : 21 credits
LAW 101
6 additional courses from CRM/CRJ, LAW, PSY/PSYC, or SCL/SOC

Management : 21 credits
BUS 205
Complete 6 additional courses from: ACC, BUS, or ECO

Nutrition Science : 25 credits*
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
CHM 104 Intro to Organic & Biochem
CHM 220 Nutritional Biochemistry
NTR 201 Foundations of Nutrition
NTR 209 ServSafe Essentials
NTR 211 Introduction to Food Science
NTR 401 Nutrition Metabolism I
NTR 403 Nutrition Metabolism II
NTR 404 Medical Nutrition Therapy
*NTR courses are taught on the Troy campus.

Occupational Therapy

(Occupational Therapy 3+2)
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
PHY 101 General Physics I with lab
PSYC/PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
PSYC 202 Human Development or PSY 208 Developmental Science
PSYC/PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology
One SCL/SOC Course
Complete 30 graduate credits in OTH in SGS

Occupational Therapy
(Occupational Therapy 4+2)
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
PHY 101 General Physics I with lab
PSYC/PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
PSYC 202 Human Development or PSY 208 Developmental Science
PSYC/PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology
One SCL/SOC Course
One BUS Course
Choose 2 courses in HSC, PBH, BUS, or SCL/SOC

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy 3+3 (B.S. and D.P.T.)
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I : 4 credits
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II : 4 credits
PHY 101 General Physics I : 4 credits
PHY 102 General Physics II : 4 credits
PSY/PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits
PSY/PSYC 202 Human Development : 3 credits or PSY 208 Developmental Science : 4 credits
Completion of 30 PTY credits in SGS
*BIO 427 course not required for 3+3 program students

Physical Therapy 4+3 (B.S. and D.P.T.)
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I : 4 credits
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II : 4 credits
BIO 484 Neurobiology : 3 credits
PHY 101 General Physics I : 4 credits
PHY 102 General Physics II : 4 credits
PSY/PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits
PSY/PSYC 202 Human Development : 3 credits or PSY 208 Developmental Science : 4 credits
PSYC 308 - Abnormal Psychology : 3 credits
Two BUS Courses : 6 credits

Pre-Med/Phys Asst Prep
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I : 4 credits
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II : 4 credits
PHY 101 General Physics I : 4 credits
PHY 102 General Physics II : 4 credits
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I : 4 credits
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II : 4 credits
LAW 101 Introduction to Law
Any PSY or PSYC course
SCL/SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Complete one of the following : 3 credits
  PHL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
  PHL 206 Ethics
  PHL 230 Ways of Thinking

Public Health : 21 credits
PBH 201 Health and Society: Survey of Public Health
PBH 210 Overview of Global Health
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology
Complete four courses from the following:
  BUS 211 Global Business
  BUS 307 Business Ethics
  BUS 308 Human Resource Management
  BUS 314 Organizational Behavior
  BUS 340 Leadership and Diversity
  BUS 420 Organizational Theory
  LAW 301 Health Law
  POL 218 Public Policy Making
  POL 314 Health Policy
  POL 348 Topics in Political Science
  POL 420 Environmental Law Policy
  PBH 448 Special Topics

Writing : 21 credits
Complete 7 courses from COM, EGL/ENG, HUM, or PHL


General Education Requirements*

* Note that some breadth requirements may be completed with major requirements, depending on the selected companion discipline.


Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 15 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (must be from 2 separate disciplines) : 6 Credits

Required for Degree Completion

Total credits required for bachelor degree: 120 credits
1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Minimum major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200