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Biology

Dr. Shepherd K. Roberts, Advisor
401 Biology Life Sciences
215-204-8854
sroberts@temple.edu

Additional information about the Biology Department is available from their website: http://www.temple.edu/biology/

Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year.  Students should contact departments for updated information.

Major requirements

Foundation courses 52 s.h., Biology courses: 0101, 0102, 0203, W204, 0227, two semesters of calculus, two semesters each of general and organic chemistry with labs, and two semesters of calculus-based physics.

Upper level Biology elective courses

- Bachelor of Arts (three Biology electives above the 0204 level)
Bachelor of Science (six Biology elective courses above the 0204 level; For the B.S. only, two Biology electives can be replaced from the following: Anthropology 0164; Chemistry 0231 and 0232; Electrical Engineering 0154; Electrical Engineering Technology 0104; Mathematics 0127; Physics 0161 and 0221; Statistics 0403.
Graduate level courses, described in the Graduate Bulletin, can be taken as electives with special permission.

- A grade of C- or higher is required in all courses for the major, including course prerequisites and a grade point average of 2.0 or better is required in Biology courses in order to graduate.

Minor requirements

Students interested in acquiring basic knowledge in biology but not wishing to major in the subject may pursue a minor by successful completion of Biology 0101 and 0102 (Introduction to Biology), plus three additional Biology electives at the 0200 level or above.  At least one of these additional Biology electives must have a laboratory component.
Note that Chemistry C071 and C072 (with labs) are the co- or pre-requisites for Biology 0101 and 0102. Please consult the Biology Department’s Advisor when choosing the three additional courses to ensure that prerequisites have been satisfied. (A minimum of 18 credits in Biology is required for the minor)

Distinction in the Major

Students interested in laboratory research are encouraged to participate in the Biology Research Program. Distinction in Biology is awarded on the basis of independent laboratory projects conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Admission to the program is by application to the Biology Department during the first semester of the junior year. Completion of this Program will substitute for one Biology Elective course.

Concentration in Neuroscience

Undergraduate students with an interest in Neuroscience may apply to the Neuroscience Program after declaration of a major in biology or psychology. Upon successful completion of their departmental and Neuroscience Program requirements, students receive a bachelor's degree with a Specialization in Neuroscience.
Neuroscience Program Requirements

•Completion of three Neuroscience courses with a grade of B or better. Courses may be selected from: Biology 0304, 0354, 0356; Communication Science 0235; Philosophy 0444; Psychology 0260, 0265, 0275.
•One year of Neuroscience research with a faculty member of the Neuroscience Program, with public and written presentation of the results. Two faculty members in the Neuroscience Program must approve the written presentation.


(Note: The University is reviewing all school and college, major, and GPA requirements above 2.0. Please refer to the electronic Bulletin for up-to-date information.)

Five-year Master's Program

Five-Year Master’s/Secondary Education Certification Program

This is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education.  For more information, see the following website.

http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_programs/schools_colleges/ed/intro/generalinfo/ed_generinfo.shtm

Biology – Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science Requirements for the Major

Bachelor of Science Requirements for the Major

* Indicates writing capstone for the major.

 

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