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Bachelor's Degree Program in Biology

S0070 – 120 Credits

Pursuing a career in biology opens the door to an unusually large number of immensely rewarding and exciting career options in the life sciences. The degree is preparatory for careers in such areas as agriculture, human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, ecology and conservation, molecular/cell biology and biotechnology.Bachelor's Biology

Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology are:

  1. Students must successfully complete 120 hours of college-level courses in the degree program, including a minimum of 60 hours in the lower-division Associate in Arts Degree and 60 hours of specified Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology coursework.

  2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

  3. Students must successfully complete the Senior Capstone II, BSC 4911L, with a grade of “C” or higher.

Refer to General Education Requirements for additional requirements.

Transfer from Associate Degree: 24 credits

General Education Requirement: 36 credits

Core Biology Concentration: 28 credits

Major Concentration Courses: 21 credits

Additional Electives: 11 credits