Biology

Program Requirements

Biology: 80-89 credits

Major and Minor Requirements:


Core: 28 credits
BIO 103, 104, 221, 303/309, 304/311, 402; either BIO 480 or BIO 316/317/407.

Related Areas: 34-37 credits
CHE 104/110, 105/11, 107, 201/210, 202/211; PHY 110/111; MAT 209, 220, 230, 131 recommended.

Electives: 18-24 credits
BIO 107/117, 108/118 or 115/116, 205, 208, 209, 211, 216, 320, 405, 409, 410.
Students are encouraged to conduct an independent research project. Permission from the instructor is required.

Minor: 17 credits
A minor in Biology consists of eight credits at the 100 level (either BIO 103 and 104 or BIO 107/117 and 108/118); at least three credits at the 200 level; and at least six credits at the 300/400 level.


Biology Secondary Education Certification

Total Program:
131-133 credits
Liberal Arts Core:  43 credits
The following are required as part of the Liberal Arts Core:  MAT 209, PSY 101, COM 270

Secondary Education Professional Education: 
33 credits
SPE 100, ED 203, 206, 209, 306, 313, 333, 416, 434, 470, 472
Major:    28 credits
BIO 103, 104, 115, 205, 221, 303, 320, 330
Related Requirements:  28 credits
CHE 104, 105, 107, 110, 111, 201, 202, 210, 211, 212; MAT 209.

Biology Medical Technology
Emphasis: 72-73 credits
Alvernia offers an emphasis in medical technology as part of a Bachelor of Science degree program in Biology or Chemistry.
Major: 29-30 credits
BIO 103, 104, 107, 108, 117, 118, 221, 303, 409; 3-4 credits in biology elective.
Related Areas: 25 credits
CHE 104, 105, 107, 110, 111, 201, 202, 210, 211, 212; MAT 209.

One year of clinical study and experience in a school of Medical Technology approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratories Sciences (NAACLS) follows the requirements listed above.  

Alvernia provides assistance in making application for admission to the clinical year program; however, admission is determined solely by the hospital. The University cannot guarantee that all students will be accepted for the clinical year experience.

All clinical year graduates become eligible to take the certification examination for medical technologists and after successful completion will be entitled to use the designation.




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