Major in Biology and to meet the prerequisites for the Accelerated Pharmacy Program with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Requirements for a Major in Biology and to meet the prerequisites for the Accelerated Pharmacy Program with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Required Biology courses(38 credits)
BI-140Introduction to Organismal Biology4
BI-141Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BI-200Human Biology4
BI-202Principles of Ecology4
BI-203Genetics4
BI-204Microbiology4
BI-404Biology Seminar2
3 Upper Division Electives (300 or 400 level lab courses)12
Ancillary Requirements(29 credits)
MA-150Statistics I3
MA-190Pre-calculus (or Higher)4
CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
CH-201
CH-202
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
6
PY-221
PY-222
General Physics I
and General Physics II
8
or PY-241
PY-242
Physics I (Mechanics)
and Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
Accelerated Pharmacy Program(4 credits)
CH-203Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CH-204Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
Total Credits71

Department of Biology: WSU/MCPHS 3+3 Curriculum Guide for Biology Majors
Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
EN-101 English Composition I 3
CH-120 General Chemistry I 4
BI-140 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
LASC First-Year Seminar3
MA-200 Calculus I 4
 Credits18
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
CH-121 General Chemistry II 4
BI-141 Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
MA-201 Calculus II 4
LASC 1 LASC Elective (Constitutions)3
 Credits18
Year Two
Semester Three
BI-203 Genetics 4
CH-201
CH-203
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
5
PY-221
General Physics I 2
or Physics I (Mechanics)
4
LASC Distribution Elective (HBS)3
 Credits16
Semester Four
BI-204 Microbiology 4
CH-202
CH-204
Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
5
PY-222
General Physics II 2
or Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
4
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
 Credits16
Year Three
Semester Five
BI-200 Human Biology 4
MA-150 Statistics I 3
LASC Distribution Elective (USW)3
LASC Distribution Elective (GP)3
BI-202 Principles of Ecology (WAC) 4
 Credits17
Semester Six
LASC Distribution Elective (CA)4
BI-404 Biology Seminar 2
Optional Upper Level Elective (Optional)4
LASC Distribution Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (DAC)3
 Credits16
 Total Credits101
1

Winter session or Summer after 1st and 2nd years: one course that meets LASC requirements (6 credits total). LASC requirements should include: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, a course that fulfills the Constitutions, Economics, and an upper level (beyond first semester) behavioral science (Psychology or Sociology).

2

PY-241 and can be taken in place of PY-221 andPY-222, however these should be taken concurrently with or after calculus. The 200 level Biology courses may be taken in any order.

Note: Total Credits taken at WSU=105. Remaining credits are transferred from MCPHS and fulfill upper level biology electives.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.