Biology

Program Codes: BIOG
Bachelor of Science

In addition to providing the required knowledge base, Paul Smith's B.S. program in Biology teaches students how to formulate questions, how to observe and record natural phenomena, how to analyze and evaluate data, and how to draw conclusions from scientific results. In the spirit of our hands-on, experiential approach to learning, Paul Smith's students have full access to a unique “living laboratory” which includes 14,200 acres of college-owned forests, wetlands, lakes, and streams. They are encouraged to study natural habitats and environmental issues first-hand, often within walking distance of their residence halls.

At the end of the program students will be able to:

  • Articulate a global context, using the Adirondack Park as a model.
  • Acquire a body of knowledge, including biodiversity, structure and function and ecology, and apply this knowledge to answer questions.
  • Develop an ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize scientific information.
  • Effectively collaborate with others and communicate scientific information.
  • Develop experimental and investigative scientific skills.
  • Acquire technology skills in the study of biology.
  • Consider ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of using science and technology.

Degree Requirements:

Minimum 120 credits for B.S. degree with 45 credits in 300/400 level courses and 60 credits in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

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Semester 1

Semester 2

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Semester 3

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Semester 4

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Semester 5

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Semester 6

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Semester 7

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3-4
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Total Credits 120

Contact Information

Dr. Jorie Favreau

Pickett Hall 107

518-327-6911

jfavreau@paulsmiths.edu

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