BS in Biology

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,979

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Study the miracle of life with a biology degree!
The Bachelor of Science with a major in biology program at Trine University takes you deep into science and explains its miracles. 

How can a living organism, composed of the same elements in similar proportions to a piece of rock, think and live, while the rock is inert? The study of biology explains this miracle, taking you beyond merely studying organisms and their environment.

The degree: Classic principles with the latest advancements

In the Bachelor of Science with a major in biology, you'll  explore the latest advancements in ecology, microbiology, genetics, pathology and molecular biology, among others. You will receive a broad education in basic areas of biology and then be able to go in-depth into the sub-disciplines of your choice.  In all courses, background knowledge will be followed by application to contemporary issues and problems.

The experience: State-of-the-art technology and research opportunities

Our program uses new technology to train you.  From recombinant DNA techniques in gene cloning and chromosomal genetics to virtual dissections of digitized cadavers, you will use cutting-edge equipment in our laboratories. As a senior, you will participate in a research project and may partner with local companies, organizations and/or research laboratories.

The result: Work or research in the public and private sectors

A degree in biology prepares you for work in government and industry, such as pharmaceutical sales, teaching, environmental management and conservation, forensic science, and research. It is a valuable foundation for graduate programs in all pre-health fields (medicine, dental, physician assistant, etc.) and in other sub-specialties such as veterinary medicine, genetics, conservation, and marine biology.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education Requirements – 32 credit hours

• CH 104 General Chemistry I and Laboratory

• CH 114 General Chemistry II and Laboratory

• ENG 133 Technical Communication

 •  OR ENG 143 College Composition

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• MA 113 College Algebra

• MA 123 Trigonometry

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

  or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• Humanities or Social Sciences Elective- 3 credit hours

Biology Core – 47 credit hours

• UE 101 University Experience

• BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Laboratory

• BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Laboratory

• BIO 202 Introduction to Biological Literature and Communication

• BIO 274 General Ecology and Laboratory

• BIO 302 Professional Practice in Science

• BIO 343 Cell Biology

• BIO 414 Genetics and Laboratory

• CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

• MA 253 Statistics

• PH 154 College Physics I and Laboratory

• PH 164 College Physics II and Laboratory

• SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar and SCI 422 Senior Research Project

  or SCI 434 Science Internship

Choose one of the following natural science courses - 4 credit hours:

• BIO 214 Conservation and Laboratory

• BIO 284 Aquatic Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 334 Environmental Biology and Laboratory

Choose one of the following four tracks in addition to the Biology Core:

Traditional Track - 41 credit hours

Choose one of the following physiology courses - 4 credit hours:

• BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Laboratory

Choose one of the following organism courses - 4 credit hours:

• BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 314 Animal Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

Biology Electives - 10 credit hours

• Chemistry or Math Elective - 4 credit hours

• Unrestrictive electives - 19 credit hours  

• Physician Assistant Track – 41 credit hours

• BIO 163 Medical Terminology

• BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

• BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

• BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

• BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory

• Unrestrictive electives - 14-15 credit hours

Choose two of the following courses - 7-8 credit hours:

• BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory

• BIO 404 Embryology and Laboratory

• BIO 443 Pathology

• BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Laboratory

Physical Therapy Track - 41 credit hours

• BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

• BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory

• BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

• BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

• ENG 453 Advanced Composition

• Biology electives - 3 credit hours

• Chemistry or Math Electives - 4 credit hours

• Unrestrictive electives - 15 credit hours

Pre-Medical Track - 41 credit hours

• BIO 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory

• CH 214 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory

• MA 134 Calculus I

• PHL 313 Ethics

• SOC 103 Principles of Sociology

• Biology Electives - 4 credit hours

• Unrestrictive electives - 11 credit hours

Choose one of the following physiology courses - 4 credit hours:

• BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

Choose one of the following organism courses - 4 credit hours:

• BIO 304 Plant Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 314 Animal Biology and Laboratory

• BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

Science Majors 
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500 
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150 
• Tuition $33,650 
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $47,979 
 

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