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Biology

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Stephen Hawking once said, “Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology, and the fundamental equations of physics.”

Here at Rosemont, students have the opportunity to accompany their major with a strong background in biology through the minor.

The biology minor is designed to provide students with the supplementary skills they need to go on to a variety of careers. Popular majors with a biology minor include:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • English and Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The minor requires 19 to 20 credits of coursework from the following courses.

BIO-0150 Life Science I and Laboratory, Cell Biology 4 Credits
BIO-0155 Life Science I and Laboratory, Organismal Biology 4 Credits
BIO-0200 Microbiology and Laboratory 4 Credits
BIO-0220 Genetics and Laboratory 4 Credits
A course in Physiology 4 Credits
One biology elective course chosen from:
BIO-0245 Anatomy and Physiology I  4 Credits
BIO-0400 Molecular Genetics 4 Credits

 

Environmental Track

Environmental Science has become a hot-button topic on a social, economic, theological, spiritual, scientific, political, and legal level. Bill Nye has pointed toward one major issue that concerns many by saying, “Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issues facing us.”

 

Here at Rosemont, students can attach an environmental minor to their major creating a marketable graduate in a large variety of fields.

Great majors to accompany the environmental minor include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • English
  • English and Communications
  • Mathematics

The minor requires 19 to 20 credits of coursework from the following courses.

BIO-0150 Life Science I and Laboratory, Cell Biology 4 Credits
BIO-0155 Life Science I and Laboratory, Organismal Biology 4 Credits
BIO- 0200 Microbiology and Laboratory 4 Credits
BIO-0230 Ecology 4 Credits
A course in physiology 4 Credits

 

A physiology based course from Villanova University, such as Higher Vertebrates (BIO 3405, 4 credits) or Invertebrate Zoology (BIO 3505, 4 credits), will be required. This course is chosen in conjunction with a student’s academic advisor.