The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at St. Petersburg College prepares you to enter a range of biology careers, graduate programs or medical, dental or veterinary school. Through our program, you gain a foundation in molecular, cellular, organismal, evolutionary and ecological biology. We offer flexible choices of elective courses so you can shape your learning to fit your needs.
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Natavia Middleton, Dean, (727) 398-8288
The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree serves primarily to educate students for laboratory and field-related careers in the Biological sciences and as a transfer curriculum for graduate and professional schools.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1102601011: BIOLOGY SCIENCES (BS)
Federal CIP Code
26.0101: Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
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Admission requires completion of sixty (60) college-level credits in a related discipline, including 15 credits of transferable general education courses, and completion of the state-mandated prerequisites listed below with a grade of "C" or better.
If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.S. program.
ADMISSIONS COURSES60 credits in a related discipline with at least 15 General Education credits
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITESGrade of "C" or better required
MAJOR CORE COURSESMajor Requirements (Complete 38 credits)
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESMajor Electives (Complete 22 credits)
TRACKTrack: Animal Sciences/Veterinary Medical (Complete up to 22 credits)
TRACKTrack: Biomedical Sciences (Complete up to 22 credits)
TRACKTrack: Biotechnology, Cell & Molecular (Complete up to 22 credits)
TRACKTrack: Ecology & Organismal Biology (Complete up to 22 credits)
a Note: Either MCB 3020 OR PCB 3023 can be used as required major courses (not both). If a student chooses to take both, one of the courses will count as an elective.
Our bachelor's degree in Biology is perfect if you have taken the common prerequisite classes in biology, chemistry and calculus as part of your A.A. degree. Your major courses include a range of biology, chemistry, physics and math.
We offer electives that let you focus on your interests, such as:
To be admitted to SPC's bachelor of science in biology program, you need to complete:
Our Bachelor of Science degree in Biology prepares you for graduate or professional school or the following careers:
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