Biology (B.S)

Through coursework and internship experiences, students in the B.S. in Biology program at Russell Sage College obtain competency in biology along with another field, which is referred to as a Companion Discipline (or track). Students in the B.S. in Biology program must complete one of the following companion disciplines: Art, Pre-professional Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Pre-Professional Cytotechnology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Law & Society, Preparation for Medical Studies, Management, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy (3+2 or 4+2), Public Health, or Writing.

Core Requirements

Complete all of the following:

Item #
Title
Credits
BIO 312 or BIO 326 or BIO 336  +
3
BIO Elective  +
3 - 4
BIO Elective  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
57-59

Companion Disciplines (Tracks)

  • Students in the B.S. in Biology program must complete one of the following Companion Disciplines (21-29 credits):

Art

Sub-Total Credits
21

Pre-professional Cytotechnology

Item #
Title
Credits
HSC Elective  +
Sub-Total Credits
21-22

Forensic Science

Item #
Title
Credits
CRM or LAW Elective  +
3
CRM or LAW Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
23

Law & Society

  • Complete the following plus 6 additional courses from CRM, LAW, PSY, or SOC
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21

Management

  • Complete the following plus 6 additional courses from ACC, BUS, or ECO
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21

Occupational Therapy 3+2 (B.S. and M.S.)

  • Complete the following:
  • Complete 30 graduate credits in OTH
Item #
Title
Credits
SOC Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
23-24

Occupational Therapy 4+2 (B.S. and M.S.)

  • Complete the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
SOC Course  +
3
BUS Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
29

Preparation for Medical Studies

Item #
Title
Credits
PHL Elective  +
3
SOC Course  +
3
Medical Studies Selection  +
9 - 12
Sub-Total Credits
26-29

Writing

  • Complete 7 courses from COM, ENG, HUM, or PHL

 

Sub-Total Credits
21

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • Completion of all required General Education coursework

Suggested Course Plan

(Major & General Education core courses)

Year 1 - Fall
BIO 101 General Biology I
BIO 101L General Biology I Lab
BIO 150 Writing in Biology
CHM 111/111L/111R General Chemistry I
RSC 101 Thriving at Sage
WRT 101 Writing in Community

Year 1 - Spring
BIO 102 General Biology II
BIO 102L General Biology II Lab
BIO 207 Fundamentals of Genetics
CHM 112/112L/112R General Chemistry II
WRT 201 Researching in Community

Year 2 - Fall
BIO 201/201L Anatomy and Physiology I
CHM 201/201L Organic Chemistry I
Statistics: MAT 220 or PSY 207
General Education Course

Year 2 - Spring
BIO 202/202L Anatomy and Physiology II
CHM 202/202L Organic Chemistry II
RSC 201 Exploring Intercultural Perspectives
MAT 113 Precalculus

Year 3 - Fall
BIO 208/208L Microbiology
PHY 101/101L/101R General Physics I
RSC 301 Innovating to Impact
Biology Elective course
General Education Course

Year 3 - Spring
BIO 359 Research Methods
PHY 102/102L/102R General Physics II
General Education Course
General Education Course

Year 4 - Fall
BIO 326 Principles of Ecology
BIO 401 Project or BIO 427 Internship
BIO 450 Seminar
Biology Elective course

Year 4 - Spring
BIO 415/415L Cell and Molecular Biology
General Education Course

Total credits:
57-59

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's