Biology Other Options
Biology Department Honors Requirements:
Eligible students majoring in biology may elect to pursue honors within the biology department. 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:
A minor is available in biology. 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 check with your advisor or the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences for more information. For specific information regarding minor requirements, please consult the minors section of the catalog.
The following courses may not count toward a minor in biology:
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.
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 SU core curriculum 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 SU core curriculum and the biology curriculum.