Biology Other Options

Biology Department Honors Requirements:

Eligible students majoring in biology may elect to pursue honors within the department of biological sciences. The intention to pursue biology department honors must be declared no later than the end of the first semester of the junior year. To declare the intent to pursue departmental honors, a student must have earned a science GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Students graduating with biology department honors will have this distinction noted on their official university transcript. In order to graduate with departmental honors, the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of a 400-level capstone experience with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completion of BIO 440 Seminar Topics in Biology with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completion of an Honors Contract Project in an upper-level biology course. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in the course in which an Honors Contract Project is completed. The student must submit a contract project proposal to be approved by department faculty before beginning the project. The final project must be approved by department faculty in order to receive honors credit.
  • A science GPA of 3.50 or higher at the time of graduation

Minor:

A minor in biology is available, however, students majoring in biochemistry and medical laboratory science may not earn a minor in biology or chemistry. A student wishing to take any biology course for the biology minor must meet the prerequisite(s) for the particular course. Students must take six courses that count in the biology major, excluding seminar courses. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

The following courses may not count toward a minor in biology:

  • BIO 104
  • BIO 107
  • BIO 211
  • BIO 215
  • BIO 240
  • 1 credit lab courses

BS/MS option:

The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in biology who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master’s degree in forensic science. Please see Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of this catalog for more information.

BS/MAT option:

The BS/MAT option is available for students majoring in biology who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in teaching. Please see Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of this catalog for more information.

One Credit Learning Beyond and Service Learning Options:

One credit Learning Beyond and service learning options are offered periodically with some biology courses. These one credit options will be listed and described in the course schedule each semester. Please consult the course instructor or the department chair if you have any questions.

Articulation Agreement:

Community College Programs

Community College of Baltimore County Associate of Science, Biology transfer pattern. It is possible for students to transfer 62-70 credits from CCBC that count in the Stevenson Educational Experience and the biology curriculum.

Montgomery College Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology. It is possible for students to transfer 62-68 credits from Montgomery College that count in the Stevenson Educational Experience and the biology curriculum.