Bachelor of Science in Biology


Bachelor of Science in Biology

The B.S. in Biology is the most recent major to be added to the Programs in the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. The Biology Program offers students an opportunity to delve more broadly and deeply into life science course offerings while maintaining a rigorous preparation in chemical and physical sciences that are necessary to participate in the future research and development in the field of Biology or health sciences.

The Biology Program shares the same required courses with the Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Physics, and Mathematics Programs through the third semester at Stevens, enabling students to transfer among sciences seamlessly during that period. In the second year, Biology and Chemical Biology continue to share required courses through the third semester continuing to enable flexibility for students who wish to change focus among the Departmental offerings. After the third semester, the Biology and Chemical Biology programs diverge, with the Chemical Biology program requiring eight additional Chemistry courses beyond Organic Chemistry leading to an ACS certified Bachelors Degree in Chemistry while the Biology Program includes four additional Chemistry courses beyond Organic Chemistry, with an enhanced ability focus on Biology offerings such as Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Anatomy and Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Evolution, and/or Ecology. Compared to many other undergraduate Biology programs, the Stevens Biology major retains the distinctive institutional focus on quantitative approaches to science by incorporating significant mathematics and physical science training, an approach that ensures a high degree of comfort with the molecular underpinnings of biological phenomena.

The Biology major provides ideal preparation for graduate, medical, dental, veterinary, physician’s assistant, or physical therapy programs. Biology majors are also qualified to pursue careers in life science research, clinical research, regulatory affairs, or medical communications. By combining a Biology major with majors, minors, Graduate Certificates or Masters Degrees from the School of Business or the College of Arts and Letters, students can receive excellent preparation for careers in healthcare administration, healthcare finance and investing, science and technology policy, medical writing, bioethics, or patent and healthcare law among other opportunities.


Term I:
CH115 General Chemistry I
CH117 General Chemistry Lab I
CS105 Introduction to Scientific Computing
MA121/2 Calculus IA/B
PEP111 Mechanics
CAL103 or 105 Humanities Colloquium

Term II:
CH116 General Chemistry II
CH118 General Chemistry Lab II
CH281 Biology and Biotechnology
MA123/4 Calculus IIA/B
PEP112 Electricity and Magnetism
CAL103 or 105 Humanities Colloquium

Term III:
CH243 Organic Chemistry I
CH245 Organic Chemistry Lab I
PEP221 Physics Lab for Scientists I
MA221 Differential Equations    
CH381 Cell Biology
CAL Humanities Elective (e.g., Psychology)

Term IV:
CH244  Organic Chemistry II
CH246  Organic Chemistry Lab II
PEP222 Physics Lab for Scientists II
E243      Probability and Statistics
CH382  Biological Systems
CAL Humanities Elective (e.g., Bioethics)
CH501 Professional Ethics in Sci. Research

Term V:
CH484 Intro to Molecular Genetics
CH362 Instrumental Analysis I
CH580 Biochemistry I
BT224  Microeconomics
CAL Humanities Elective

Term VI:
CH581 Biochemistry II
CH461 Instrumental Analysis II or CH321 Thermodynamics
CH### Biology elective
CAL Humanities Elective
General elective

Term VII:
PEP242 Modern Physics
CHxxx Biology elective
CH### Biology research                           
CAL Humanities Elective /General elective
General elective

Term VIII:
CH### Biology elective
CH497 Biology research
CH### Biology elective
CAL Humanities/General elective
General elective