Requirements

MAJOR: Stern College for Women

The Biology major offers three tracks: the General track; the Molecular and Cellular track; and the Neuroscience track. All three tracks require BIOL 1011C, 1012C (lecture and laboratory); CHEM 1045C, 1046C (lecture and laboratory); two courses chosen from MATH 1410 or 1412, MATH 1413, STAT 1021, and COMP 1001C or 1300C.

Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry/Medical Biochemistry, and Physics are strongly recommended.

The additional specific requirements for each track follow:

  • General Track: 20-22 BIOL credits: 3207C, 3513C plus two additional 4-credit lecture/laboratory courses and either an additional 4­-credit lecture/lab­oratory course, or two lecture-only courses.  Biochemistry may count toward the required biology credits.
  • Molecular and Cellular Track: 24 BIOL credits including four 4-credit lecture/lab courses with the following distribution: 3207C, 3513C, 3521C. The remaining 12 credits may be selected from: 2601, 3230C, 3230R, 3241, 3730, 3750, 4023C and CHEM 1376R-L.
  • Neuroscience Track: 15-16 BIOL credits and 19 PSYC credits: BIOL 3830R, plus 12-13 BIOL credits chosen from 3207C, 3241, 3513C, 3728C, and either 3750 or 1376R. PSYC 1010, 2100C, 2150, 3804, 3810, and 3815. Some of the Psychology courses may also apply toward the General Education Requirements. See the Departmental Fact Sheet for details.

MINOR: Stern College for Women

BIOL 1011C, 1012C and 10-11 additional BIOL credits, at least 8 of which must be in advanced lecture/laboratory courses. Biochemistry may count toward the biology minor.

 Detailed Biology Factsheet (PDF)