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Overview

This integrated BS program includes core classes in calculus, physics, general biology, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. You can tailor your learning experience by choosing from electives, including anatomy and physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, bioprocessing, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, quality control and validation, and more.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

51 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
3.00 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
1.00 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2 
3.00 
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107 
1.00 
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
Mathematics
MTH 2100 - Calculus 1 
3.00 
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2 
3.00 
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
3.00 
Biology
BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100 
1.00 
BIO 1200 - Principles of Biology 2 
3.00 
BIO 1201 - Lab for BIO 1200 
1.00 
Chemistry
CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100 
1.00 
CHM 1200 - General Chemistry 2 
3.00 
CHM 1201 - Lab for CHM 1200 
1.00 
Physics
PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200 
1.00 
PHY 2200 - Physics 2 
3.00 
PHY 2201 - Lab for PHY 2200 
1.00 
Information Technology

Choose one: 

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications 
3.00 
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools 
3.00 
Philosophy
PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 
3.00 

Major Required Courses 

26 semester hours required

Chemistry
CHM 2110 - Organic Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 2111 - Lab for CHM 2110 
1.00 
CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry 2 
3.00 
CHM 2201 - Lab for CHM 2200 
1.00 
Biology
BIO 2100 - Microbiology 
3.00 
BIO 2101 - Lab for BIO 2100 
1.00 
BIO 2300 - Cell Biology 
3.00 
BIO 2500 - Genetics and Molecular Biology 
3.00 
BIO 2501 - Lab for BIO 2500 
1.00 
BIO 3100 - Biochemistry 
3.00 
BIO 3101 - Lab for BIO 3100 
1.00 
Capstone
BIO 4850 - Biological Sciences Senior Project 
3.00 

Major Elective Courses

Choose at least 9 semester hours from BIO, BTC, HSC.

Electives

Complete a minimum of 34 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 41,000 new biological science jobs are anticipated to be added between 2014 and 2024.

This bachelor's program will prepare you for employment in government, industry, education, and health-related nonprofit organizations, as well as equip you to pursue graduate studies in a health- or science-related field.

Typical job titles may include: 

  • Research Assistant
  • Research Technician
  • Agricultural and food research technician
  • Conservation and forester research technician
  • Engineering and natural sciences manager
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Medical sales specialist
  • Health communication specialist
  • Science Writer

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Elizabeth Zulick
Assistant Teaching Professor

Admissions

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid