Biology Seminars

Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in SEH B1220.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Biology classroomStudents in Dr. Scully's Service-Learning course on the Mount Vernon Campus. | Photo from GWToday

For CCAS General Curriculum requirements and course offerings, please refer to the Biology Majors Advisee sheet and Course Syllabi.


BA Degree

Requirements for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in biology include:

  • BISC 1111-1112 (Intro. Biology for Science Majors) or equivalent
  • 24 credit hours of 2000+ level courses.
  • At least 4 credits from each of the 3 biology class divisions
  • 3 courses with a laboratory
  • CHEM 1111-1112 (General Chemistry)
  • CHEM 2151-2152 & 2153-2154 (Organic Chemistry & Lab)
  • It is strongly recommended that BA majors include:
    • one year of physics (PHYS 1-2, 5/1005-6)
    • one course in mathematics or statistics

 

BS Degree

The BS program has concentrations in:

Requirements for the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in biology include:

  • BISC 1111-1112 (Intro. Biology for Science Majors) or equivalent
  • 30 credit hours of 2000+ level courses
  • At least 4 credits from each of the 3 biology class divisions
  • 3 BISC courses with a laboratory
  • one year of physics (PHYS 1011-1012)
  • CHEM 1111-1112 (General Chemistry)
  • CHEM 2151-2152 & 2153-2154 (Organic Chemistry & Lab)
  • one course in mathematics or statistics

 

BS/MS Program

The Biology department offers the potential for a fifth year Masters degree as part of a BS/MS program, which requires the student complete 6 graduate credits in addition to their undergraduate degree requirements. Contact the Biology graduate advisor (Dr. Gustavo Hormiga) during the student's Junior year to apply

 

Minor in Biology

Students majoring in other departments may elect a minor in biology. This requires 12 credit hours of 2000-3000 level BISC courses in the department, not including research or independent study courses.

 

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Questions?

For more information, visit the FAQ or contact us at biology@gwu.edu.

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