BA in Biology - STEM designated

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

ACS

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
A biology degree opens the door to many careers. You can work in a research lab, hospital or in the biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, or environmental fields. You can go on to medical school, veterinary school, dental school or other advanced degree programs.
  • Learn in small classes with expert faculty who are focused on your success.
  • Gain hands-on learning experience in real-world settings with our courses that include laboratory or field components.
  • Prepare for prestigious graduate programs or the start of your career in the biological sciences.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • July 2022
  • April 2022

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
    EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
    ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 63
(38 credits in biology, 25 credits in related subjects)
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

  • BIO (0105) 111 - Biological Concepts and Methods I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 112 - Biological Concepts and Methods I I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 222 - Genetics Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 224 - Research Project Lab Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • Biology Category 1: Ecology and Organismal Biology; Credits: 3.00-4.00 hrs (see list below)
  • Biology Category 2: Anatomy and Physiology; Credits: 3.00-4.00 hrs (see list below)
  • Biology Category 3: Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Credits: 4.00 (see list below)

Additional Biology Electives Credits: vary 4

  • 400 and/or 500 Level Biology Course Credits: 3-4 2

Biology Capstone Experience Credits: 3.00 1

  • CHE (0106) 111 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • CHE (0106) 112 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • CHE (0106) 251 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • CHE (0106) 253 - Organic Chemistry I Lab Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • MTH (0144) 114 - Statistics for Natural Sciences Credits: 3.00 hrs

Additional Non-Biology Requirements Credits: 9.00 hrs

  • Level I-IV Language Credits: 0-12.00 hrs

Additional Information:

  • A minimum of 38 credits in biology, including BIO 111 and BIO 112.
  • A maximum of four credits from BIO 491-499 will be counted toward the 38 credits in required biology courses, except if BIO 497 or BIO 498 and BIO 499 are taken, in which case the total of these credits (5-6 maximum) will be counted toward the required total 38 biology credits.

Additional Major Requirements

  • To graduate with a major in biology, the student must maintain a minimum 2.0 average in the major and complete a minimum of 16 biology credits applicable to the major at Adelphi University. Courses numbered 300–400 are open only to juniors and seniors, and to sophomores only with permission of the instructor. All requirements for the major must be graded on an A–F scale, except BIO 492, which is offered only on a Pass/Fail basis.

Biology Category 1: Ecology and Organismal

Choose one:

  • BIO (0105) 220 - Organic Evolution Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 234 - Principles of Ecology Credits: 4.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 243 - Botany Credits: 4.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 250 - Invertebrate Zoology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 253 - Marine Biology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 260 - Animal Behavior Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 290 - Vertebrate Zoology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 438 - Microbial Ecology-Capstone Credits: 4.00 hrs

Biology Category 2: Anatomy and Physiology
Choose one 5 :

  • BIO (0105) 294 - Comparative Anatomy Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 355 - Histology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 360 - Prin of Regulatory Physiology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 484 - Neurobiology Credits: 3.00 hrs

Biology Category 3: Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Choose one:

  • BIO (0105) 345 - Developmental Biology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 365 - Cell Biology I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 504 - Survey of Biochemistry Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 506 - Introduction Molecular Biology Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • CHE (0106) 471 - Biochemistry I Credits: 3.00 hrs
    and
  • CHE (0106) 472 - Biochemistry II Credits: 3.00 hrs
    and
  • CHE (0106) 473 - Biochemistry Laboratory Credits: 2.00 hrs

Notes:
1 .One of the following courses is required: BIO 423, BIO 438, BIO 465, BIO 475, BIO 499 (with a prerequisite of either BIO 497 or BIO 498), or BIO 516. The capstone course must be taken during the final two semesters.

2 .One course at the 400 and/or 500 level, excluding capstone courses and BIO 491-498, is required. If a second capstone course is taken, it can meet this requirement. Courses that meet Category 1, 2, or 3 can be applied simultaneously to this requirement and to the Category (Distribution) Requirements.

3. Select 9 credits from the following: CHE 252, CHE 254, or PHY 111 or PHY 113, PHY 112 or PHY 114, MTH 110, MTH 130, MTH 131, MTH 140 or above, or CSC 160, CSC 171, or other CSC with prerequisite of CSC 171, or any EAS course.

4. Select in consultation with an adviser for other biology credit which can include additional courses in Category 1, 2, and 3.

5. Both the distribution requirement for category II, and 4 of the 38 total credits can be satisfied by taking both BIO 203 and BIO 204 (4 credits toward Bio major are applied; however, 8 credits are applied to the overall 120 credits needed to graduate).

6. CHE 471 Biochemistry I and CHE 472 Biochemistry II may be substituted for BIO 504 Survey of Biochemistry. When all of CHE 471, CHE 472 and CHE 473 are taken, they will count for a Category III requirement. All 8 credits will count towards the 38 required biology credits.

  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.
  •  Summer 2022 $21,104.7
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway.
  •  Fall 2021 $6,295 Spring 2022 $6,295 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) 
  • Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,710 
  • Spring 2022 $6,710
  •  Summer 2022 $5,531
  •  Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option D: On Campus Double (No AC) 
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705
  •  Summer 2022 $5,531 Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall. 
  • Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365 
  • Summer 2022 $700

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