May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin

Biology-Chemistry - B.S.

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The biology-chemistry major is designed for students interested in graduate studies or biomedical research. Seven courses in biology and seven courses in chemistry are required in the major.

  • The biology sequence must include BIOL 111 , BIOL 112 , BIOL 240 , and either BIOL 298  or BIOL 352 . The three additional biology courses must be numbered 200 or higher and be at least 3 credit hours. Five of the biology courses must have a laboratory.
  • The chemistry sequence must include CHEM 120 , CHEM 121 , CHEM 253 , CHEM 254 , and CHEM 371 . The two additional chemistry electives must have course numbers above 255 and be worth 3 credits or more.
  • Internship and Independent Undergraduate Research or Creative Investigation courses will not count towards chemistry electives.
  • The following collateral courses are also required for the major: PHYS 221  and PHYS 222  and either MATH 250 , MATH 251 , and MATH 262 , or MATH 261 -MATH 262 .

A minimum of three courses in biology and three courses in chemistry must be completed at Dominican. A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses in the major.

Optional Concentrations

Students may choose to complete the following Pre-Medical Sciences concentration as part of the biology-chemistry major: 

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