Bachelor of Science in Biology
The undergraduate program at AUC offers interested students a liberal education in biological sciences, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The program provides graduates the broad background necessary in today’s job market and prepares them for graduate and professional schools.
Students with a B.Sc. degree in biology are securing positions in the growing fields in industry and in academia. The recent advances in biology have created important new industries in genetic engineering, biomedicine, biotechnology, and pharmacology. Students with ambitions beyond the bachelor level are entering graduate schools and professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine).
Students wishing to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biology will be required to take a total of 132 credits. Out of the 132 credits 33 credits are allocated for ‘Core Curriculum’, 46 credits for ‘Concentration Requirements’, 16 credits for ‘Biology Electives’, 28 credits for ‘Collateral Requirements’, and 9 credits for ‘General Electives’. Students can be granted a Concentration in Molecular and Cell Biology or Marine Biology concentration after completion of 16 credits from the required respective courses.
The undergraduate biology program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET