Biology, BS: Pre-Professional
Campus: NYC, Westchester
Pace University offers qualified students an opportunity to earn a Pace undergraduate degree in Biology and a professional degree from another educational institution (see list below) in a shorter period of time than by pursuing these degrees separately. Pace students generally follow the standard BS in Biology General Biology track but with appropriate modifications, particularly in required electives. Undergraduates generally follow the standard Biology, BS track in General Biology track but with appropriate modifications, particularly in required electives.
Note: For acceptance into an available accelerated dual-degree undergraduate school/graduate school program, undergraduates must satisfy separate admission requirements for both the undergraduate and professional parts of the program. Admission to the undergraduate part of the program does not guarantee admission to the graduate part of the program.
Undergraduates interested in any of these programs should consult with the appropriate departmental advisor at their campus during their first year in residence.
This Program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Pace (108 credits) and two additional years of study at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pace and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia.
This Program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Pace (108 credits) and four additional years of study at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pace and a Doctor of Optometry (DO) degree from SUNY.
This Program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Pace (108 credits) and four additional years of study at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Major Completion Summary
|University Core Requirements||44-55|
University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)
See complete University Core requirements.
Note: required math and science courses (37 credits) listed below fulfill various foundational and area of knowledge requirements for the major.
Major Requirements (45-51 Credits)
|Major-Required Math & Science Courses 1|
|General Chemistry I|
|General Chemistry II|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Organic Chemistry II|
|General Physics I|
|General Physics II|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Biology Core Courses|
|BIO 101||General Biology I||4|
|BIO 102||General Biology II||4|
|BIO 327||Cellular Biochemistry||4|
|BIO 335||Molecular and Cellular Biology||4|
|BIO 490||Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences||3|
|Research Course (Advisor Approved)|
|Select one of the following:||1-4|
|Independent Study in Biology|
|Research in Biology|
|Internship in Biology|
|Pre-Professional Electives by Track|
|Select one of the following Tracks:||19-25|
|Occupational Therapy Track Electives|
|Podiatry Track Electives|
|Optometry Track Electives|
Major-required math and science courses not taken for University Core Curriculum credit will be taken as Open Elective courses.
Required Major Track Electives for upper-level students accepted into accelerated joint degree program - Pace/Columbia University MS Occupational Therapy Program include the following:
|BIO 251||Principles of Human Anatomy||4|
|BIO 334||General Physiology||4|
|Columbia University Courses|
|Taken in undergraduate's 4th year||14|
Required Major Track Electives for upper-level students accepted into accelerated joint degree program - Pace/New York College of Podiatry program include the following:
- Columbia University Courses taken in undergraduate's 4th year (19 credits)
Required Major Track Electives for upper-level students accepted into accelerated joint degree program - Pace/SUNY College of Optometry - include the following:
|SUNY College of Optometry Courses|
|Taken in undergraduate's 4th year||21|
Open Electives (23-39 Credits)
|Select 22-39 credits 1||22-39|
These include required Math and Science courses not taken for University Core Curriculum credit, UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community (required of incoming freshmen students), and any remaining open elective courses.