The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at St. Petersburg College prepares you to enter a range of biology careers, graduate programs or medical, dental or veterinary school. Through our program, you gain a foundation in molecular, cellular, organismal, evolutionary and ecological biology. We offer flexible choices of elective courses so you can shape your learning to fit your needs.
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The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree serves primarily to educate students for laboratory and field-related careers in the Biological sciences and as a transfer curriculum for graduate and professional schools.
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The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2015 (495), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
Admission requires an A.A. Degree or 60 credits (with at least 15 General Education credits) AND completion of the state-mandated prerequisites listed below.
If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.S. program.
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITESGrade of "C" or better required
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSA.A. Degree (or 60 credits with at least 15 General Education credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESMajor Requirements (Complete 38 credits)
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESElective courses (Select 22 credits)
a Note: Either MCB 3020 OR PCB 3023 can be used as required major courses (not both). If a student chooses to take both, one of the courses will count as an elective.
Our bachelor's degree in Biology is perfect if you have taken the common prerequisite classes in biology, chemistry and calculus as part of your A.A. degree. Your major courses include a range of biology, chemistry, physics and math.
We offer electives that let you focus on your interests, such as:
To be admitted to SPC's bachelor of science in biology program, you will need:
Please note that if you have an A.S. degree, you will need to complete an additional 15 to 21 general education credits to meet the 36-hour general education requirement of SPC. Consult your assigned baccalaureate specialist with questions.
Our Bachelor of Science degree in Biology prepares you for graduate or professional school or the following careers:
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