BIOLOGY PROGRAM

Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Website: http://biology.bard.edu

Updated April 25, 2019

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Felicia Keesing (director)

2.     Heather Bennett

3.     Cathy Collins

4.     M. Elias Dueker

5.     Brooke Jude

6.     Arseny Khakhalin

7.     Gabriel G. Perron

8.     Bruce Robertson

9.     Michael 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) outside of the biology program in the Division of Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing numbered 141 or above, or Environmental and Urban Studies 102. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a student’s advisor.

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