BIOLOGY PROGRAM

Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Website: http://biology.bard.edu

Updated August 23, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Felicia Keesing (director)

2.     Cathy Collins

3.     M. Elias Dueker EUS (on sabbatical fall 2017)

4.     Arseny Khakhalin (on sabbatical fall 2017)

5.     Brooke Jude

6.     Gabriel G. Perron

7.     Emily C. Pollina

8.     Bruce Robertson

9.     Mike Tibbetts

 

 

Program requirements

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     Introductory BIO course numbered 140 -199

2.     Introductory BIO course numbered 140 -199

(combined these two intro courses must total at least six credits)

3.     BIO 201 Genetics and Evolution

4.     BIO 202 Ecology and Evolution

 

Students must complete either Genetics and Evolution or Ecology and Evolution by moderation, and be enrolled in the second during the semester of moderation. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses do not count toward the requirements for biology.

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

5.     BIO 244 Biostatistics

6.     BIO 208 Biology Seminar (2 semesters, 1 credit each)

7.     BIO 300-level or higher elective laboratory course

8.     BIO 300-level or higher elective laboratory course

9.     BIO 400-level elective seminar course (2 credits)

10.   BIO 400-level elective seminar course (2 credits)

11.   Two courses (8 credits), not necessarily in a sequence, to be taken before the senior year, from the following list:
  Chemistry courses numbered 141 or above (e.g. General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry)
  Physics courses numbered 141 or above (e.g. Introduction to Physics, Modern Physics)
  Computer science courses numbered 141 or above (e.g. Object-oriented Programming with Robots, Data Structures, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence)
  Math courses numbered 200 or above (e.g. Linear Algebra)

12.   Senior Project I

13.   Senior Project II

 

Biology majors must complete a senior project of original scientific research and courses satisfying the core and elective components of the biology major.

 

 

Sample program of study

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

BIO 144

BIO 146

CHEM 141 (fall)

CHEM 142

FYSEM I (fall)

FYSEM II (spring)

 

BIO 201

BIO 202

 

Moderation (spring)

 

BIO 244

BIO 300-level lab course

BIO 400-level course

BIO 208 seminar

 

Sr. Project I (fall)

Sr. Project II (spring)

BIO 300-level lab course

BIO 400-level course

BIO 208 seminar