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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biological Sciences


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Telephone: (302) 831-2282
http://www.bio.udel.edu/
Faculty Listing: https://www.bio.udel.edu/people/primary-faculty

The Department of Biological Sciences offers two degrees with five majors and concentrations. A BA degree may be earned in Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences Education, and an Honors BA degree may be earned in Biological Sciences and Biological Sciences Education. A BS degree may be earned in Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics, and an Honors BS degree may be earned in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics. In addition, the department offers two minors: Biological Sciences and Computational Biology.

Students interested in marine biology should contact the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Students interested in ecology should contact the department of Entomology and Wildlife Conservation in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Biological Sciences Degree Programs

During the freshman year, biological science majors typically take courses in biology, chemistry, English, foreign language, and mathematics through calculus. Students must consult with their College and/or faculty advisors to select wisely from the variety of advanced courses and electives available to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Concentration in Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics

The BS concentration Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics offers students the opportunity to focus on upper-level courses in these subject areas. a somewhat narrower curriculum.

Concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences, is a joint program with Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions (TJU) which leads to the award of an undergraduate BS degree and a graduate degree in Pharmacy (PharmD degree). There are UD and TJU components to this program. The UD component of the program consists of the first three years of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences. Students must meet the requirement for Biology BS concentrations. During the fifth semester at UD, and upon final recommendation by the UD/Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Joint Admissions Committee, students will be admitted to the TJU PharmD program and to the BS Biological Sciences degree with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences. These students will then complete their sixth semester at UD and spend the remaining four years at TJU where they will complete their remaining undergraduate credits and graduate coursework leading to the PharmD degree. The courses taken at TJU in the first (and if necessary, in the second) year will count towards the student’s undergraduate degree. These courses must be formally transferred from TJU to UD via the transfer credit process. Furthermore, the curriculum allows students who opt not to continue into the PharmD component of the degree to complete the Biological Sciences BA requirements within one year upon their return to UD.

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