Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog

Biology



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Program Information


The biology major offers diverse exposure to the key areas of study in the life sciences. Undergraduate study may lead to acceptance to graduate schools, including schools of medicine and dentistry; careers in laboratory sciences in hospitals, government, or industry; and teacher licensure. Students who want to enter medical or dental school are advised by an interdepartmental preprofessional committee.

For more information on the Biology major and the Science programs, click here.

To view a major program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.

Degree Information


Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Biology

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information


For more information about the biology major, contact Dr. Joseph Berger of the Chemistry/Biology Department at (413) 748-3457 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Program Standards


All biology majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the major, including selectives.

Curricular Requirements


I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)


This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements


B. Selective 1 (6 credits)


Select two courses from the following list. One satisfies a General Education Program requirement.

III. Electives


To complete a minimum of 120 credits

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