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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 06, 2021
 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Biological Sciences, BS


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Biological Sciences Requirements


Students in all five majors within the Department of Biological Sciences must follow general rules and fulfill certain general requirements in addition to those in their specific major:

Updated information about the department, major requirements, and course offerings is available on the department’s Web site, www.biology.pitt.edu.

Biology Course Requirements


Completion of the biological sciences major requires a total of 32 credits in biology, including

A minimum of 13 credits of upper-division courses


A minimum of 13 credits of upper-division courses, which must include two labs or one lab and one field course or one lab and BIOSC 1545 - THE MATHEMATICS OF BIOLOGY . Students may begin to take elective courses when they have completed the appropriate prerequisite courses; for example, some upper-division courses have only 0150 and 0160 as prerequisites whereas others have additional requirements. As part of these electives, students who declare a major in Biological Sciences on or after September 14, 2009 must complete one higher-level 3-credit BIOSC lecture class, defined as a course with prerequisites beyond BIOSC 0150  and BIOSC 0160 .

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