AS A BIOLOGY MAJOR at Norwich University, you will acquire a first-class foundation for admission into graduate, medical, optometry, dentistry, or veterinary school, and numerous other related fields in the workforce.
Biology is the scientific discipline that investigates life in all its forms. Our curriculum and exceptional faculty will help you understand and explore the structure and function of living systems—from complex cellular components, to whole-organism dynamics, to ecosystem design.
A core curriculum of science, mathematics, and English courses ensures that, as a biology major, you’ll develop key analytical and communication skills. Rounding out the major, four free biology electives and seven free electives empower you to design a program that meets specific career goals and develop one or more minors and/or double majors. A special pre-medical committee oversees students on a Pre-medical/Pre-dental track and helps place them in programs following graduation.
The following courses are recommended as biology electives or free electives within the BS program for students interested in the pre-medical/pre-dental track:
BI201 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BI220 Introductory Microbiology
BI301 Histology -or- BI302 Embryology
BI306 Cell Biology
PY211 Introduction to Psychology
PY212 Abnormal Psychology
Students may choose to enhance their major with a minor degree in biology. To do so, a student must pass a minimum of six biology courses, including two required courses at the 100 level and at least three 4-credit laboratory courses. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
To view Biology course offerings and a curriculum map for majors or minors, see the Norwich University academic course catalog: