Bachelor of Biology

General

Program Description

Biology

Rapidly changing and always evolving, Biology is ever present in today’s society. Biology students here at Rosemont College will have the opportunity to choose between three tracks of study:

  • Biology Track
  • Environmental Track
  • Pre-Health Track

The biology major is intended to prepare students for careers in healthcare, research and development, education, environmental studies, graduate or medical school, and more. Students will graduate with an understanding of the foundations of biological concepts.

Courses include a laboratory component in which students will learn the latest technologies and methodologies that are currently used in a variety of fields.

An internship and on or off campus research is a required component to the major. Students are able to complete a major or minor in biology.

Experiential Learning

Courses include a laboratory component in which students will learn the latest technologies and methodologies that are currently used in a variety of fields.

An internship and on or off campus research is a required component to the major. Students are able to complete a major or minor in biology.

Biology Track

The Biology track aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field of biology. The required courses cover topics from different areas of biology, including cellular, molecular, genetic, and organismal thus providing a strong foundation. Almost all courses have a laboratory component exposing students to current laboratory techniques and methodologies. Our small class size allows students to get hands-on laboratory experience and individual attention from faculty. Classroom and laboratory experiences are supplemented with on and off-campus research and internship opportunities. All students are required to participate in one of these experiential learning opportunities in order to apply their knowledge and to further improve on these skills, gain confidence, and increase their scientific knowledge. Furthermore, students that conduct on-campus research with a faculty mentor have the opportunity to present at local scientific meetings and publish their results. Emphasis is given to scientific writing and oral presentation skills, a major component of the capstone senior seminar presentation.

Environmental Track

The Environmental Science track provides a strong foundation in the sciences which could then be applied to solve ecological issues which are fundamental to solving ecological issues at a policy and/or social level. Issues relating to protecting the environment and achieving sustainable development continue to be priorities at the local, national, and global levels. Contemporary environmental quality problems include management of biodiversity, air and water pollution, as well as the investigation of the link between human health and environment. Examples of areas that environmental professionals work in include the evaluation and management of resources at governmental and corporate levels, policy and implementation of global warming concerns, scientific and laboratory assessment as well as research opportunities in academia and the non-profit sector. This track promotes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues through both coursework and independent study/internship experience allowing students to address all parameters important in sustainable development.

Pre-Health Track

The Pre-Health track aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in postgraduate studies. The required courses cover topics from different areas of biology, including cellular, molecular, genetic, and organismal, to provide a strong foundation in the biological sciences. Almost all courses have a laboratory component exposing students to current laboratory techniques and methodologies. Our small class size allows students to get hands-on laboratory experience and individual attention from faculty. Classroom and laboratory experiences are supplemented with on and off-campus research and internship opportunities. All students are required to participate in one of these experiential learning opportunities in order to apply their knowledge and to further improve on these skills, gain confidence, and increase their scientific knowledge. Furthermore, students that conduct on-campus research with a faculty mentor have the opportunity to present at local scientific meetings and publish their results. Emphasis is given to scientific writing and oral presentation skills, a major component of the capstone senior seminar presentation.

Admissions Requirements

It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you.

Criteria for General Admission

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT/ACT score report
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Admissions essay (optional)

Cost & Fees

DIRECT COSTS
Tuition $18,500
Room & Board $11,500
Fees (General $690, Activity $290, Graduation $100) $1,080
Total: $31,080

ESTIMATED COSTS
Books and Supplies $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,400

Total Cost of Attendance $33,980

Last updated February 2018

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