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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 or Biological Sciences Education, and an Honors BA degree may be earned in Biological Sciences or Biological Sciences Education. A BS degree may be earned in Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics, and an Honors BS degree may be earned in Biological Sciences or 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 study biology, chemistry, English, foreign language, and mathematics through calculus. After freshman year, students 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.

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 Pharmacy (TJU) which leads to the award of an undergraduate BS degree and a graduate degree in Pharmacy (PharmD degree). Students complete their first two years of study at UD as members of the Pharmacy Interest group.  During their fifth semester at UD they apply to TJU.  Upon admission to TJU, students are admitted to the BS Biological Sciences degree with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students complete their sixth semester at UD and then matriculate to TJU.  Courses taken at TJU in the first (and if necessary, in the second) year count towards the student’s undergraduate degree when the courses are formally transferred from TJU to UD via the transfer credit process. If a student opts not to continue into the PharmD component of the degree, they can complete an alternative major in Biological Sciences. 

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