Concordia University's biology program prides itself in preparing students for careers in science-related fields. A degree in biology prepares students for professional programs including physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and other allied health fields. In addition, many of our graduates pursue research careers, particularly in the rapidly expanding area of molecular biology and biotechnology. The environmental management concentration provides a solid background in the environmental sciences, so graduates are able to enter into careers such as hazardous waste management, land restoration, and forestry services. Concordia University also has a highly-respected program for those who wish to teach biology at the junior and senior high school levels.
BA General Education Requirements (42)
The following are exceptions to the General Education requirements.
- MTH 124 Pre-Calculus (3)
- Natural Science requirements are met through major.
Biology Core Requirements (28 — 29)
- BIO 211* General Biology I (4)
- BIO 212* General Biology II (4)
- BIO 288 Biology Seminar (1)
- BIO 315 Genetics (4)
- BIO 488 Biology Seminar (1)
- Choose One:
- BIO 492/BIO 493/BIO 494 Thesis Prep, Thesis I, and Thesis II (1, 2, 2)
- BIO 496 Biology Practicum (3)
- CHM 211 Inorganic Chemistry I (4)
- CHM 212 Inorganic Chemistry II (4)
- CHM 344 Organic Chemistry I (4)
* May be waived with successful completion of the biology entrance exam at the students request and approval of the Department Chair.
Biology majors must complete one area of enrichment.
- Environmental Management
- General Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Pre-Medical Studies
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician’s Assistant