Nov 30, 2023  

Biology, Organismal Track, B.S.

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College of Arts and Sciences

With a well-rounded education in biology, all tracks prepare undergraduates for entry into graduate schools, health related fields (medical, nursing, dentistry, veterinary) and the job market, including careers in scientific research, conservation, environmental law and policy, biotechnology, forensics, agriculture, education, science policy, non-profits, and local, state and federal agencies. The availability of various tracks allows students to tailor a degree program towards their specific interests.

Organismal biology is the study of the life of whole organisms from various perspectives such as structure, physiology, development, biodiversity, adaptability, and social or environmental interactions. Organismal courses focus on plants and invertebrate and vertebrate animals.

Please see Biology  for more information.

To find which courses will fulfill core requirements, search the Course Schedule by “Attribute Type” to locate courses in the current and upcoming semester that fulfill specific core requirements. The Course Schedule is located on the Rockhurst Registrar’s webpage at www.rockhurst/registrar.

NOTE: Individual Programs of Study will vary in consultation with your Advisor and course/section availability each term. To view a sample four year degree plan, see Biology, B.S. Organismal Track .

Major Field of Concentration


Students are urged to consult with the department regarding their program of study as early in their academic careers as they can (during freshman year if possible). A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course of the major as well as the 12 related hours of upper-division coursework. (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

Strongly recommended courses (Please note that Related major hours must be upper-division):


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