This pathway leads to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Rowan University!

 

3+1 students are required to earn at least one associate degree prior to transitioning into senior year. Biology (AS.BIO) is the recommended associate degree. Courses from the associate degree should be used to satisfy requirements listed below. These are sample schedules. Please see your personalized plan in AVISO, if you have already signed up for 3+1.

Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science
Sample Schedule for 3+1 BS in Biological Sciences

RCBC Courses: total of 90 credits

Semester 1 (15 credits)

  • ENG 101 College Composition I
  • BIO 103 and BIO 104 General Biology I & Lab
  • MTH 130 Pre-Calculus
  • CHE 115 and CHE 116 General Chemistry I & Lab

Semester 2 (15 credits)

  • ENG 102 College Composition II
  • CHE 117 and CHE 118 General Chemistry II
  • BIO 107 and BIO 108 General Biology II & Lab
  • MTH 118 Calculus I

Semester 3 (14 credits)

  • Social Science (see associate degree for options)
  • Diversity (see associate degree for options)
  • CHE 240 and CHE 241 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
  • BIO 202 General Biology II: Biological Skills and Methods

Semester 4 (17 credits)

  • Social Science (see associate degree for options)
  • BIO 204 General Biology IV Global Ecology
  • CHE 242 and CHE 243 Organic Chemistry II & Lab
  • History (see associate degree for options)
  • Artistic Literacy: ART 101, MUS 101, or THR 101

Semester 5 (14 credits)

  • Global Literacy (recommend ANT 102 or SOC 205; see Rowan Relations for full list)
  • PHY 110 and PHY 111 or PHY 210 and PHY 211 Physic I and Lab
  • BIO 335 Advanced Genetics
  • SPE 102 Public Speaking

Semester 6 (15 credits)

  • Literature (PHI 205 or any RCBC LIT except LIT 215 and LIT 218
  • PHY 111 and PHY 112 or PHY 212 and PHY 213 Physic II and Lab
  • MTH 280 Biometry
  • BIO 330 Advanced Microbiology

Notes:

Check self-service for prerequisite requirements and associate degree requirements

Electives are any RCBC course; email 3plus1@rcbc.edu for questions about electives

If you complete all required and recommended courses, earn an AS.BIO degree after semester 4

 

BIO 202 must be signed up for 3+1 to register for this course

BIO 335 is a fall only course

MTH 280 and BIO 330 are spring only courses

 

 

Rowan University Courses: 30 credits

Courses are taken in Mount Laurel in a hybrid format with in-person and online courses required.

Semester 1(16 credits)

  • BIOL 01.445 Special Topics Senior Seminar OR BIOL 01.475 Lab/Field Research 
  • 300+ Biology Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Elective or Core Literacy
  • Elective or Core Literacy

Semester 2 (14 credits)

  • PHIL09.369 Philosophy of Science (WI) OR PHIL09.376 Philosophy of Medicine (WI)
  • 300+ Biology Elective or Free Elective
  • 300+ Biology Elective  
  • Elective or Core Literacy

Notes:

Meet with Rowan University Advisor prior to senior year to confirm schedule

Must take a minimum of 30 credits with Rowan University

Total credits required for BS is 120 between Rowan University credits and transfer credits

 

Associate of Science to Bachelor of Arts
Sample Schedule for 3+1 BA in Biological Sciences

RCBC Courses: total of 89 credits

Semester 1 (15 credits)

  • ENG 101 College Composition I
  • BIO 103 and BIO 104 General Biology I & Lab
  • MTH 130 Pre-Calculus
  • CHE 115 and CHE 116 General Chemistry I & Lab

Semester 2 (17 credits)

  • ENG 102 College Composition II
  • CHE 117 and CHE 118 General Chemistry II
  • BIO 107 and BIO 108 General Biology II & Lab
  • History (see associate’s degree for options)
  • Artistic Literacy: ART 101, MUS 101, or THR 101

Semester 3 (13-14 credits)

  • Social Science (see associate degree for options)
  • Diversity (see associate degree for options)
  • Elective (recommend CHE 240/241 for AS.BIO)
  • BIO 202 General Biology II: Biological Skills and Methods

Semester 4 (14-15 credits)

  • Social Science (see associate degree for options)
  • BIO 204 General Biology IV Global Ecology
  • Elective (suggest BIO program course for AS.BIO)
  • Elective
  • Elective, if needed to reach 60 credits

Semester 5 (14 credits)

  • Global Literacy (recommend ANT 102 or SOC 205; see Rowan Relations for full list)
  • PHY 110 and PHY 111 or PHY 210 and PHY 211 Physic I and Lab
  • BIO 335 Advanced Genetics
  • SPE 102 Public Speaking

Semester 6 (15 credits)

  • Literature (PHI 205 or any RCBC LIT except LIT 215 and LIT 218
  • PHY 111 and PHY 112 or PHY 212 and PHY 213 Physic II and Lab
  • MTH 280 Biometry or MTH 143 Statistics
  • BIO 330 Advanced Microbiology

Notes:

Check self-service for prerequisite requirements and associate degree requirements.

Electives are any RCBC course; email 3plus1@rcbc.edu for questions about electives.

If you complete all required and recommended courses, earn an AS.BIO degree after semester 4.

 

BIO 202 must be signed up for 3+1 to register for this course.

BIO 335 is a fall only course.

MTH 280 and BIO 330 are spring only courses.

 

 

Rowan University Courses: 31 credits

Courses are taken in Mount Laurel in a hybrid format with in-person and online courses required.

Semester 1(15-16 credits)

  • BIOL01.445 Special Topics Senior Seminar OR BIOL01.475 Lab/Field Research
  • 300+ Biology Elective
  • 300+ Biology Elective or Free Elective
  • Elective or Core Literacy
  • Elective or Core Literacy

Semester 2 (15-16 credits)

  • PHIL09.369 Philosophy of Science (WI) OR PHIL09.376 Philosophy of Medicine (WI)
  • 300+ Biology Elective or Free Elective
  • Elective or Core Literacy
  • Elective or Core Literacy
  • Elective or Core Literacy

Notes:

Meet with Rowan University Advisor prior to senior year to confirm schedule.

Must take a minimum of 30 credits with Rowan University.

Total credits required for BA is 120 between Rowan University credits and transfer credits.