BS in Biological Sciences

Drexel Degree Name: B.S. in Biological Sciences  

Community College Degree Name: A.S in Mathematics/Natural Science

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

69-70 credits at DCCC transfer over as maximum 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
ENGL 101 or 111 (DCCC= ENG 100 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (DCCC= ENG 112 [3])
CS 164 (DCCC= DPR 101 [3])3.0 BIO 132
BIO 135 (DCCC= *Take BIO 111 [4] for Laboratory Science Elective [4])
BIO 131
BIO 134 (DCCC= *Take BIO 110 for Scientific Inquiry Elective[4])
5.0 BIO 133
BIO 136
MATH 121 (DCCC= *Take MAT 160 [4])4.0 MATH 122
MATH 123 (DCCC=*Take MAT 161 for Mathematics Elective [4])
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective (DCCC= Diversity and Social Justice designated Social Science course [3])3.0-4.0 Humanities and Social Science Elective(DCCC= Global Understanding Humanities Course [3])3.0-4.0 
  Humanities and Social Science Elective (DCCC= Social Science Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
 18-19  30-32 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
COM 230 (DCCC= *Take COMM 111 [3])3.0 CHEM 102
CHEM 103 (DCCC=*Take CHE 111 [4] for Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective [4])
CHEM 101 (DCCC= *Take CHE 110 [ 4] for Math/Laboratory Science Elective [4])3.5 PHYS 153
PHYS 154 (DCCC=*Take PHY 111 [4] for Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective [4])
PHYS 152 (DCCC= *Take PHY 110 [4] Math/Lab Science Elective)4.0 Free Electives (DCCC= Open Elective [6-8]) 
PHIL 251 (DCCC= *Take PHI 110 [3] for Open Elective)3.0 Excess free elective credits from semester to Drexel credits4.5-8.5 
Free Elective (DCCC= Social Science Elective [3])3.0-4.0   
 16.5-17.5  21.5-25.5 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
BIO 2071.0BIO 2081.0  
CHEM 2414.0CHEM 2424.0  
ENVS 2124.0BIO 2193.0  
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0  
UNIV S2011.0Sci, Tech Hlth & Human Affairs Elective3.0  
 15 16 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 3103.0BIO 2252.0  
BIO Concentration Req3.0BIO Concentration Req3.0  
BIO Concentration Req3.0BIO/ENVS Elective3.0  
BIO/ENVS Elective3.0Free Elective3.0  
Lab Requirement2.0   
 18 15 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
BIO 4712.0BIO 4722.0  
MATH 4103.0MATH 4113.0  
BIO Concentration Req3.0BIO Concentration Req3.0  
BIO/ENVS Elective3.0BIO/ENVS Elective3.0  
Free Elective6.0Free Elective4.0  
 Lab Requirement2.0  
 17 17  
Total Credits 184-192

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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