Jul 20, 2024  
Undergraduate Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Course Catalog 2023-2024

Biology, Comprehensive Science Licensure, B.S.

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 cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher. The last 30 semester hours must be completed at NCCU.

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:

Departmental requirements (must have a ‘C’ or better):

The first three courses must be completed in the sequence given, with a grade of “C” or better, before any other Biology courses, required or elective, may be taken.

5. Additional Requirements

Program Notes:

Four- Year Curriculum Plan in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Comprehensive Science Licensure, B.S.

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

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Distribution of Hours

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

+     Core Biology Courses-21

++   Required Electives in the Major-6

=     Required Courses in Chemistry (12), Physics (8), and Mathematics (6) -26

& General Electives- 4

! Required Education Courses

< Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.7

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

§ Requires formal admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).  Admission requirements:  2.7 GPA, passing scores on PRAXIS I (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), completion of GEC courses, and C’s or better in ENG 1110   , ENG 1210   , and MSCM 1250    .  Candidates must be admitted to the TEP by August to student teach in spring semester and January to student teach in the fall semester.