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2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

Biology, B.S.



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Program Description


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.

Program Highlights


Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required Credits: 120

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Biology

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/biology

Program Standards


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

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

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 (67-70 credits*)


*Coursework listed within the Biology major requirements section also satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Reasoning domains of the Core Curriculum.  This creates a range of 60-63 unique credits required in the Biology major.

B. Math Selectives (6 credits*)


Select two of the following courses. 

*One course listed within this Math Selectives section also satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning domain of the Core Curriculum.  There are 3 unique credits of Math Selectives in the Biology major.

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


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