BS in Biological Sciences

Drexel Degree Name: B.S. in Biological Sciences

Community College Degree Name: A.S in Biology

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Rowan College at Burlington County

60 credits at RCBC transfer over 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
ENGL 101 (RCBC= ENG 101 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (RCBC= ENG 102 [3])
MATH 121 (RCBC = *Take MTH 118 [4])4.0 Humanities and Social Science Elective (BCCC = History [3]) 
CHEM 101 (RCBC= CHE 115 [3] and CHE 116 [1])3.5 Arts and Humanities (BCCC = * Recommend PHI 101 [3]) 
BIO 131
BIO 134 (RCBC = BIO 103 + BIO 104 [4])
5.0 BIO 132
BIO 135 (RCBC= BIO 107 [3] and BIO 108 [1])
  BIO 133
BIO 136
 15.5  16 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
Free Elective (RCBC= Social Science [3])3.0-4.0 Free Elective (RCBC Social Science Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
Free Elective (RCBC= Diversity Elective [3])3.0-4.0 COM 230 (General Elective = take *SPE 102 [3])3.0 
CHEM 241 (RCBC = Program Course * take CHE 240 [3] & CHE 241 [1])4.0 General Elective (BCCC = Recommend MATH 119 [4])8.0 
PHYS 152 (RCBC = Program Elective *take PHY 210 [3] & PHY 211 [1])4.0 CHEM 242
CHEM 243 (RCBC Program course = *take CHE 240 [3] * CHE 241 [1])
  PHYS 153
PHYS 154 (RCBC Program Course = * PHY 212 [3] & PHY 213 [1])
  Semester to Quarter Transfer0.0-12.0 
 14-16  29-42 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COOP 1011.0PHIL 2513.0  
ENVS 2124.0BIO 2081.0  
BIO 2071.0UNIV S2011.0  
Science, Tech, Hlth and Human Affairs Elective3.0CIVC 1011.0  
Free Elective3.0Free Elective3.0  
 16 13 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
BIO 2193.0BIO 2252.0  
MATH 4103.0MATH 4113.0  
BIO/ENVS Elective3.0BIO/ENVS Elective3.0  
BIO Conc Requirement3.0BIO Conc Requirement3.0  
 16 15 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel 
BIO 4712.0BIO 4722.0Free Elective3.0 
BIO/ENVS Requirement3.0BIO/ENVS Elective3.0Concentration Course3.0 
BIO Conc Requirement3.0BIO Conc Requirement3.0Concentration Course3.0 
Free Electives7.5Free Elective3.0Concentration Course3.0 
Lab Requirement2.0Free Elective3.0  
 Lab Requirement2.0  
 17.5 16 12 
Total Credits 180-195

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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