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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry (Biomedical Sciences) Concentration, B.S.

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Curriculum Requirements

The undergraduate courses in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences are designed to provide a basic program for the training and development of prospective biologists, including students interested in careers in fundamental research, biotechnology, and teaching as well as those planning to enter such applied fields as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, laboratory technology, conservation, industry, and environmentally related fields. The general biology program provides as a part of the liberal arts program the opportunity for students to acquire a broad knowledge of biology and an appreciation of the biological sciences.

1. 120 Semester Hours:

Minimum of 120 semester hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the major and cumulative. The last 30 semester hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major courses with no grade lower than “C” in any biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics course.

2. General Education Requirement:

Freshman and sophomore years: completion of the General Education Curriculum  (GEC).  Science and mathematics courses required for the major satisfy GEC science and mathematics requirements.

3. Program Requirements:

4. Concentration Requirements

Students must earn a C or better in all Biology elective courses.  Complete 20 hours, including three courses taken from three categories of required electives as listed below:

5. Additional Requirements

Program Notes:

Four- Year Curriculum Plan in Biology

Bachelor’s in Biology (Concentration in Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry)

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Spring Semester

++ BIOL - Biology Electives (including WI course) (7)

*++  BIOL 4930  -  Scientific Writing ( 3 )  

& General Electives (6)


Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours:

* Core Curriculum Courses - 30 (not including the science courses that are in the required course list)

** Fore those students interested in medical school, it is strongly recommended that they complete PSY 2100   and SOCI 2100    

+ Core Biology Courses - 30

++ Required electives in the major - 10

= Required courses in Chemistry (16), Physics (8), and Mathematics (10) - 34

& General Electives - 15

< Students must complete the curriculum with a minimum GPA = 3.00 in Major

< Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all BIOLOGY required courses and elective courses in the BIOLOGY major.

< Students must complete Writing Intensive (WI) and a Speaking Intensive (SI) courses

$ BIOL 1201   Principles of Biology: Organisms and Diversity  replaced BIOL 1201   - General Biology II

% BIOL 1202   Principles of Biology: Molecules and Cells  replaced BIOL 1101 - General Biology I

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