Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Biology B.S.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 213Plant and Animal Form and Function

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 314Genetics

4

Fall.
BIOL 241Biology Research Colloquium

0.5

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 318Ecology

4

Fall.
BIOL 320Cell and Molecular Biology

4

Spring.
BIOL 460Biology Senior Seminar

3

Fall, Spring.

Note: BIOL 241: (take twice for 0.5 credits each)

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 321Invertebrate Zoology

4

As needed.
BIOL 324Vertebrate Zoology

4

As needed.
BIOL 329Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

As needed.
BIOL 330Developmental Biology of Animals

4

Alternate years.
BIOL 353The Plant Kingdom

4

As needed.
BIOL 354Plant Growth and Development

4

As needed.

TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES in biology at the 300-level or above

(One of the two courses may consist of 3 or more credits in BIOL 491-494.)

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.
 

MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

BIOL 240Biostatistics

4

Spring.
 

MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

PHYS 102Physics for Science and Mathematics II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: Students considering a double major in biology and chemistry should select PHYS 101 and PHYS 102.

Total Credit Hours: 70-72