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So, you think you’re
graduating with a
major in Biology...
Advising for Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2014
More info about the graduation process:
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Graduation Applications must now be submitted online. According to the
Registrar, students must apply for graduation online through their Banner
Self Service accounts. See also:
www.rowan.edu/provost/registrar/graduation.html
Spring 2014 Graduation application deadline:
- the deadline was 12/31/13 !
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Spring 2014 Commencement (Graduation Ceremony)
- the deadline is 3/15/14
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Summer 2014 Graduation application deadline:
- the deadline is 3/31/14
Did you miss a deadline? Contact the Registrar NOW!
Did You Know?
Much (not all) of the requirements for
graduation are summarized in the program
guides for the biology major.
See the following two slides:
• Program guide for freshman or transfer students
who have NOT completed Biology I and II
• Program guide for transfer students who have
completed Biology I and II
Guides are available in the Department’s Web
Page
(see the Menu “Academic Programs”)
B.S. in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
PROGRAM GUIDE
For Freshmen, Effective Fall 2008
Revised 3/14/12
TR
RU
SEM HRS
Communications
___ ___ College Comp I
___ ___ College Comp II
6 S.H.
3___
3___
Science and Mathematics
___ ___ Calculus I *
___ ___ Chemistry I *
8 S.H.
4___
4___
Social and Behavioral Sciences
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
6 S.H
3___
3___
History/Humanities/Languages
6 S.H.
___ Philosophy of Science-WI, M/G * 3___
OR Philosophy of Medicine - WI
___ ___ _____________________
3___
Non-Program Courses
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
_____________________
16 S.H.
3 ___
3 ___
3 ___
3 ___
3 ___
1___
NAME:
ID#:
First Semester of Enrollment: __________________________
TR RU
S EM HRS
Note:
1. Minimum
grade of C or better
required in each
biology course.
2. Average of C
required in all
chemistry, physics,
calculus and
biometry courses
required for the
major.
___ Biology 1:Diversity/Evolution/Adaptation
____ Biology 2: Concepts of Genetics
____ Biology 3: Intro to Cell Biology
Biology 4: Global Ecology
Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
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Physics I without Calc
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Physics II without Calc
Biometry
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 __
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
Biology Electives
21-22 S.H.
(15 s.h. from Rowan; four lab courses, including three upper level #)
3. * Courses
marked with an
asterisk are specific
requirements for the
major.
4
4
4
3/4
3/4
3 ____
___ Special Topics or Bio Lab/Field Res.
4. Rowan
Freshman Seminar is # If HAP I and HAP II are completed, only one is counted as a lab course
not required for
transfer students.
Free Electives
16 S.H.
3
3
3
3
3
1
5. At least three
of Biology Elective
lab courses must be
300-level# or higher.
ROWAN EXPERIENCE COURSES:
___ Public Speaking ___ Multicultural/Global ___ Fine Arts (ACE)
(Philosophy of Science)
PROGRAM TOTAL
120 S.H.
___Literature ___Writing Intensive (WI)
(WI Courses: Philosophy of Science, Phil. of Medicine, or Special Topics in Biology)
B.S. in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
PROGRAM GUIDE
For Transfer Students, Effective Fall 2008
Revised 3/14/12
TR
RU
NAME:
ID#:
Semester of Transfer: __________________________
Approximate hours to graduate at admission: ______ (assumes courses in progress completed)
SEM HRS
TR RU
S EM HRS
Communications
___ ___ College Comp I
___ ___ College Comp II
6 S.H.
3___
3___
Science and Mathematics
___ ___ Calculus I *
___ ___ Chemistry I *
8 S.H.
4___
4___
Social and Behavioral Sciences
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
6 S.H
3___
3___
History/Humanities/Languages
6 S.H.
___ Philosophy of Science-WI, M/G * 3___
OR Philosophy of Medicine - WI
___ ___ _____________________
3___
Note:
1. Minimum
grade of C or better
required in each
biology course.
2. Average of C
required in all
chemistry, physics,
calculus and
biometry courses
required for the
major.
3. * Courses
marked with an
asterisk are specific
requirements for the
major.
Biology I
Biology II
____ Biology 3T: Bio Skills/ Methods
Biology 4: Global Ecology
Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
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Physics I without Calc
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Physics II without Calc
Biometry
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
4 __
4 ___
4 ___
4 ___
Biology Electives
21-22 S.H.
(15 s.h. from Rowan; four lab courses, including three upper level #)
4
4
4
3/4
3/4
___ Special Topics or Bio Lab/Field Res.
3 ____
# If HAP I and HAP II are completed, only one is counted as a lab course
Non-Program Courses
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
___ ___ _____________________
_____________________
16 S.H.
3 ___
3 ___
3 ___
3 ___
3 ___
1 __
Free Electives
4. Rowan
Freshman Seminar is
not required for
transfer students.
5. At least three
of Biology Elective
lab courses must be
300-level# or higher.
ROWAN EXPERIENCE COURSES:
___ Public Speaking ___ Multicultural/Global ___ Fine Arts (ACE)
( Philosophy of Science)
16 S.H.
3
3
3
3
3
1
PROGRAM TOTAL
120 S.H.
___Literature ___Writing Intensive (WI)
(WI Courses: Philosophy of Science, Phil. of Medicine or Special Topics in Biology)
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First of all:
Will you have enough total credits?
You can’t graduate AT ALL from Rowan without
earning 120 credits and a GPA = 2.0.
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Earned = Passed
Can you get to 120 credits in your remaining
semesters? (Note: > 18 credit hours in a semester
requires approval from the Department Chair and Dean
of the College.)
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Yes? Great!
No? Well, what next?
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Summer classes?
More semesters?
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Do you have your General
Education requirements?
42 credits total of non-Biology courses
Specific requirements: Here are some that don’t get fulfilled
by the major requirements
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Communication: Comp I, Comp II
HHL: 6 credits (Can’t count two classes in same field.)
Philosophy of Science or Philosophy of Medicine count as HHL
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SBS: 6 credits (Can’t count two classes in same field.)
Non-program courses: 16 credits
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Things that could fit in here include Public Speaking,
courses for a minor or other major, a course in Artistic
and Creative Expression (ACE) or a course in literature
(LIT)
Have you finished your Rowan
• RowanExperience
Seminar: should requirements?
have fulfilled this in freshman
year, probably with Biology 1 (requirement doesn‘t apply to
transfers)
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Public Speaking
An Art/Creative Experience course (ART)
A Literature course (LIT)
A Multicultural/Global course (M/G) You get this by taking
Philosophy of Science (Philosophy of Medicine is NOT
M/G)
A Writing Intensive course (WI): You get this by taking
Philosophy of Science or Special Topics in Biology. WI
must be completed at Rowan (it can not be a transfer
course).
Have you finished your core
courses for the major?
• Bio 1 to 4 (or for most transfers, Bio 3T and Bio 4)
• Chemistry I and II
• Organic Chemistry I and II
• Physics I and II
• Calculus I
• Biometry (Statistics I is NOT an equivalent
course)
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Have you finished your electives
for the major?
You need 22 credits of biology electives:
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Any upper-level Biology course (i.e., Bio 4 is a prereq.)
Also includes Biochemistry I (Chemistry course)
and Medicinal Chemistry (Chemistry course)
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Also includes Human Anatomy I and II (see below)
Special requirements
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At least 4 lab courses (at least three must be 300- or 400-level; you
can take both Human A&P I and II, but only ONE will count as a lab
elective)
Must include Special Topics OR Biology Lab/Field Research
No more than 7 biology elective credits can be transferred
(Biology I and II, if transferred, are not electives)
Fulfilling the requirements doesn’t just
mean passing the courses!
• You need at least a C in ANY Biology
course for it to count toward the major
• Got a C- or less in Bio 1, 2, 3, 3T or 4?
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Take the course again and get a C or better
• Got a C- or less in an elective?
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Take the course again or take a different
elective and get a C or better
Fulfilling the requirements doesn’t just
mean passing the courses!
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You need to AVERAGE a C in the following courses
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Chemistry I and II
Organic I and II
Physics I and II
Calculus I
Biometry
So, you CAN get a D in one, but you’ll need to get better
than a C in one or more of the others
You still have to PASS ALL OF THEM
So, now you should know how many
…
- Classes that you still need to take.
- Classes that you need to retake.
Can you take all of these in your remaining
semesters?
Yes? Great! Remember to apply for graduation by
the
deadline!
No? Well, what next?
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Summer classes? (Note: if you can graduate by
August, you can walk in May commencement.)
More semesters beyond four years?
Seniors
(90 or more credits including your current courses)
Ideally, you should already have taken
(or currently are taking):
If not, your Fall semester should include
Biology 1, 2, and 3 and 4
Any courses in red missing from the
Or, if a transfer, Biology I, II, 3T
list to the left! Make these your top
and 4
priority in registration!
Chemistry I and II
Organic Chemistry I and II
Courses in yellow in the list to the
College Composition I and II
left:
Calculus I and Biometry
1. Philosophy of Science (WI) or
Philosophy of Medicine
Physics I and Physics II
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II. One or more Biology Electives
(most of these have a prerequisite of
Biology 4; Human Anatomy and
Physiology I
and II are exceptions)
(Note that Physics I could be Physics I for
Life Sciences Majors or Introduction to
Mechanics)
Public Speaking
General Education and Rowan
Experience courses in addition to
the above
One or more Biology Electives
Philosophy of Science (WI and
M/G) or Philosophy of Medicine
(WI)
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If you still need a course or two after
scheduling from the three options
above, consider an SBS or HHL
General Education course or a
Rowan Experience Course (ACE or
Juniors
(58 or more credits including your current courses)
Ideally, you should already have taken
So… your Fall semester should include
(or currently are taking):
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Biology 1, 2, and 3 and 4
Or, if a transfer, Biology I, II, 3T
and 4
Chemistry I and II
Organic Chemistry I and II
College Composition I and II
Calculus I and Biometry
Physics I and Physics II
(Note that Physics I could be Physics I for
Life Sciences Majors or Introduction to
Mechanics)
Public Speaking
You probably should have a
General Education course or two in
addition to the above
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Any courses in red missing from the
list to the left! Make these your top
priority in registration!
Philosophy of Science (WI and M/G)
or Philosophy of Medicine (WI)
One or more Biology Electives
(most of these have a prerequisite of
Biology 4; Human Anatomy and
Physiology I and II are exceptions)
If you still need a course or two after
scheduling from the three options
above, consider an SBS or HHL
General Education course or a
Rowan Experience Course (ACE or
LIT).
When will the Summer and Fall
course schedule be ready?
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The Summer 2014 schedule posted in “Section Tally” is
more-or-less correct.
The Registrar expects to have the Fall 2014 schedule posted
on or about March 15th.
Section Tally provides the most up-to-date listing of planned
courses, but the course schedule appearing in Section Tally
before March 15th is not the correct Fall schedule. In other
words: don’t try to plan a schedule of courses until or after
March 15th.
For more information:
www.rowan.edu/provost/registrar/courseschedule.html
I’ve attended a group advising session,
and I still have questions.
How can I get advising help from a
person?
• You can drop in on any other scheduled group advising session.
Group advising sessions are in the first two-three weeks of March.
Look for an email from the department containing the schedule.
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If you are a Junior or Senior (58 or more credits), you can contact
your assigned faculty advisor.
Your faculty advisor’s name should appears in your GRAD report,
in Banner self service (www.rowan.edu/selfservice)
If an advisor’s name does not appear in your GRAD report, contact
Tricia Joslin, the Department Administrative Assistant: 130 Science
Hall or [email protected]
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See the next slide for other advising opportunities
Thinking about the future….
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Health professions career interests?
Meet with the Health Professions Advisor:
Mr. Varela (ROB 203; [email protected])
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Graduate school aspirations?
Meet with the Bio Dept.’s Graduate School Advisors:
Cell & Molecular fields: Drs. Iftode & Krufka
Environmental & Ecology fields: Dr. Crumrine
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Interests in other biological careers?
Talk to faculty in a related field
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BioJobs list: [email protected]
(include your name in the body of the email)
Carefully read the Spring edition of the
Bulletin for Rowan Biology Majors
An email including the Bulletin will be sent on or
about March 15th to your Rowan e-mail
address
Use the Bulletin as a guide for Spring course
registration, as well as other important
announcements. Your questions may already be
answered there!
Interested in Independent Research?
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Biology Lab/Field Research course for Spring 2014
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Students MUST prearrange a faculty research mentor
Students MUST complete the sign-up sheet at Tricia
Joslin's desk (130 Science Hall)
You’re not required to take Special Topics if you take
this course.

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