Apr 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate 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.

Take the following cognate courses:

Choose one:

Choose one:

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:

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 Dr. 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.)