BS in Biological Sciences

Drexel Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences

Community College Degree: A.S in Biology

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Community College of Philadelphia

61 credits from CCP transfer as a maximum of 90 credits at Drexel.

Please contact the Department of Biology for the most current Plan of Study.

First Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
CHEM 101 (CCP= CHEM 121 [4])3.5 BIO 131
BIO 134 (CCP = BIOL 123 [4])
PRST 211 (CCP = CIS 103 [3])3.0 CHEM 102
CHEM 103 (CCP = CHEM 122 [4])
ENGL 101 or 111 (CCP = ENGL 101 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (CCP = ENGL 102 [3])
MATH 121 (CCP = MATH 171 [3])4.0 Free Elective (CCP = FREN 101 [3], HUM 101 [3], or SPAN 101 [3]))3.0-4.0 
SOC 101 (CCP = SOC 101 [3])3.0 PSY 101 (CCP = PSYC 101 [3])3.0 
 16.5  26-27 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
BIO 132
BIO 135 (CCP = BIOL 124 [4])
5.0 CHEM 242
CHEM 243 (CCP = CHEM 222 [5])
BIO 133
BIO 136
5.0 COM 230 (CCP = ENGL 115 [3])3.0 
CHEM 241 (CCP = CHEM 221 [5])4.0 ENVS 230
BIO T280 (CCP = *take BIOL 225 [4])
MATH 122
MATH 123 (CCP = MATH 172 [4])
8.0 PHIL 101 (CCP = PHIL 101[3])3.0 
BIO 244
BIO T280 (CCP = *take BIOL 211 [4])
5.0 Excess free elective credits from semester to Drexel credits2.0-4.5 
 27  20-22.5 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COOP 1011.0BIO 2081.0  
BIO 2071.0BIO 2193.0  
PHYS 1524.0PHYS 1534.0  
PHIL 2513.0UNIV S2011.0  
MATH 2394.0Free Elective3.0  
 17 16 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
CIVC 1011.0BIO 2252.0  
PHYS 1544.0COM 3103.0  
Free Elective3.0BIO CONC Elective3.0  
BIO CONC Elective3.0Sci, Tech, Hlth & Hum Affairs Elective3.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
BIO 4712.0BIO 4722.0  
ENVS 2124.0MATH 4113.0  
MATH 4103.0BIO/ENVS Elective3.0  
BIO CONC Elective3.0BIO CONC Elective3.0  
BIO/ENVS Elective3.0Free electives6.0  
 15 17  
Total Credits 184.5-188

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Transfer Credits

To receive transfer credits, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and students must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The transfer courses listed should be used as a general guide and might not be acceptable for every major at the University. Drexel University makes every effort to keep this guide current, but cannot guarantee that every course will be acceptable for transfer. The number of credits a student can transfer will be determined by the academic department once the student has been accepted into the program. 

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