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Biology (Honors Track Available)

Bios is life in Latin and logos is study. The study of life. 

As we can see from its name, the Biology Department is involved in understanding all aspects of living things, including botany, invertebrate zoology, ecology, animal and plant diversity. Most of the students majoring in biology at Touro are focused on the health sciences and so is this major, particularly structured to assist students in preparing for careers as doctors, dentists, osteopathic physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, nutritionists, etc. 

We offer a wealth of courses that are taught by an experienced faculty, many of whom also teach or have taught in local professional schools, such as Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and Downstate Medical School.  Students may earn a bachelor of science in biology or a bachelor of science in honors biology.  Special programs are aimed at enhancing a student’s chances of reaching their goals.  For example, the provides a means for the student to have an early assurance of attending New York Medical College, providing they achieve and maintain the required standards during their college work.  The department is the major provider for the articles in Lander College of Arts and Science’s own peer-reviewed science journal which consists entirely of papers written by students.  

The department offers a major, an honors major and a minor in Biology. Dr. Robert S. Bressler serves as the division chair for the biology department in Flatbush.

Regular Track – Required Courses (27 credits)

  • BION 101 - Principles of Biology - 4 credits
  • BION 102 - Principles of Biology II - 4 credits
  • BION 493 - Research Topics in Biology - 3 credits
  • CPCN 101 - General Chemistry I - 4 credits
  • CPCN 102 - General Chemistry II - 4 credits

Two of the following:

  • CPCN 201 - Organic Chemistry I - 4 credits
  • CPCN 202 - Organic Chemistry II - 4 credits
  • CPPN 101 - General Physics I - 4 credits
  • CPPN 102 - General Physics II - 4 credits

Honors Track – Required Courses (38 credits)

  • BION 101 - Principles of Biology I - 4 credits
  • BION 102 - Principles of Biology II - 4 credits
  • CPCN 101 - General Chemistry I - 4 credits
  • CPCN 102 - General Chemistry II - 4 credits
  • CPCN 201 - Organic Chemistry I - 4 credits
  • CPCN 202 - Organic Chemistry II  - 4 credits
  • CPPN 101 - General Physics I - 4 credits
  • CPPN 102 - General Physics II - 4 credits
  • BION 493 - Research Topics in Biology - 3 credits
  • BION 494 - Senior Honors Project in Biology - 3 credits

Both Tracks – Five - Six Electives From the Following including one Bio laboratory course (18 Credits)

  • BION 201 - Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates - 4 credits
  • BION 202 - Developmental Biology - 4 credits
  • BION 206 - Cell Physiology - 3 credits
  • BION 211/311 - Genetics / Human Genetics - 3 / 4 credits
  • BION 222 - Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credits
  • BION 223 - Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credits
  • BION 228 - Microbiology - 4 credits
  • BION 250 - Pharmacology - 3 credits
  • BION 302 - Immunology - 3 credits
  • BION 303 - Histology - 4 credits
  • BION 304 - Endocrinology - 3 credits
  • BION 307 - Ecology - 3/4 credits
  • BION 318 - Cellular & Molecular Biology - 4 credits
  • BION 322 - Cell Biology - 3 credits
  • BION 323 - Paleobiology - 3 credits
  • BION 351 - Principles of Zoology - 3 credits
  • BION 494 - Senior Honors Project in Biology - 3 credits
  • CPCN 311, 312 - Biochemistry I, II - 3 credits
  • PSYN 351 - Biological Psychology - 3/4 credits

Total Credits in Program 45 (regular track)
Total Credits in Program 56 (honors track)