Aug 12, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology Major

Choose six additional upper-level biology courses:

At least one from each of the following three groups. Five of the six upper-level biology courses must be lab courses. At least one of the upper-level biology courses must be at the 300-level. Biochemistry I may count for the Biology major for those students who entered Saint Michael’s College prior to Fall 2012.

Take the following cognate courses:

Suggested courses for:

Conservation Biology

Students may wish to enhance their conservation education through our affiliation with the School for Field Studies or our own Tropical Ecology travel course (BI 250).

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:

Biology Education

Students should refer to information regarding elementary and secondary licensure as detailed by the Saint Michael’s College Department of Education. Achieving licensure with a Biology major may require a ninth semester in order to complete student teaching. ED-427 Teaching Elementary Science (4 credits) may be substituted for a non-lab upper level biology course.

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:


Select a minimum of six additional biology full courses with laboratory above the 100-level.


For students interested in Pharmacy: through an agreement between Saint Michael’s College and the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Colchester, VT campus), admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is assured for up to ten qualified SMC student per year. For more information please contact, Shane Lamos at Saint Michael’s College.

Recommended for those planning to do post-graduate work in biology or in health-related professions:

(i.e. medical, dental, veterinary, etc.)