William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
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Required Credits: 60
Program Code: BS-BIO-GEN
Biology Majors must earn a C- or better in all core courses prior to taking upper-level (3000-4000) Biology courses.
Biology Majors must earn a C- or better in all core courses in order to graduate.
Biology Majors are only allowed to repeat a core course once.
Required Course: 1
Required Credits: 40
Two (2) University Core Curriculum courses are specified for this major:
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Required Credits: 0-6
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Required Credits: 20
These 20 credits are completed as part of the BS Biology General concentration (or Ecology or Physiology & Behavior concentration), prior to joining the Pre-Medical Professions concentration.
BIO 1120 and BIO 1130 may be taken instead of BIO 1640 by permission of the department chairperson, in which case BOTH courses must be taken.
Required Courses: 5
Two courses must be four (4) credit 3000 level Biology courses. Students may use PHYS 2560 or PHYS 2610 to fulfill one BIology Elective
BIO 3120 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
In addition, the following course also counts as a Biology Major Elective:
Required Course: 1
Minimum Credits: 3
Required Credits: 3
Required Credits: 24
All of the following three (3) Chemistry courses:
One (1) of the following three (3) Mathematics courses
One (1) of the following two (2) courses:
Required Courses: 2
Two (2) Technology Intensive courses are completed within the major requirements:
No additional Technology Intensive courses are required for graduation.
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Required Courses: 4
One Writing Intensive course is completed as part of the University Course curriculum, Area 2B: ENG 1100
One Writing Intensive course is completed as part of the Biology Major requirements:
Two additional Writing Intensive courses are required for graduation.
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