Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology

Typical Course Sequence

Students reading a page; student using a microscope; physiological model with test tubes

Typical degree path for a Bachelor of Science in biology:

First Year

Fall Term

  • BL118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology*
  • BL119 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab* (1 credit)
  • CH101 General Chemistry I*
  • CH105 General Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
  • WR100 Effective Writing**
  • Language Core
  • Social Science Core

Spring Term

  • BL121 Organismal Biology*
  • BL126 Organismal Biology Lab* (1 credit)
  • CH102 General Chemistry II*
  • CH106 General Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
  • HS100-Level History Course**
  • Language Core or
  • Elective
  • Social Science Core

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

  • BL201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity*/**
  • BL202 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity Lab* 
  • CH301 Organic Chemistry I*
  • CH307 Organic Chemistry Lab I*
  • EN101 Understanding Literature
  • PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
  • TH201 Introduction to Theology
  • Fine Arts Core**

Spring Term

  • CH302 Organic Chemistry II*
  • CH308 Organic Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
  • PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
  • Theology 200-Level Core
  • English 200 Level Core or 1 HS 300-Level Course
  • Biology Elective*/**
  • Elective

Junior Year

Fall Term

  • MA251 Calculus I or
  • MA252 Calculus II or
  • ST210 Introduction to Statistics or
  • ST265 Biostatistics*†
  • PH101 Introductory Physics I with Lab*
  • PL201 Introduction to Philosophy or
  • TH201 Introduction to Theology
  • Biology Elective*
  • Elective

Spring Term

  • PH102 Introductory Physics II with Lab*
  • Biology Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term

  • Ethics Core
  • Biology Elective*
  • Biology Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective#

Spring Term

  • Biology Elective*
  • Biology Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* Required for major.

** Terms may be interchanged, but BL201/202 should be completed by the end of sophomore year.

† One math course is required for the biology major. A second math course may be required for medical, graduate, and other professional schools. An elective may be used for this purpose.

# Depending upon their progression through the major, students may not need these two elective courses to achieve the graduation requirement of 38 courses and also 120 credits.

Rebecca Brogan
Faculty

Rebecca Brogan, Ph.D.

Rebecca Brogan, Ph.D., teaches biology at Loyola and enjoys collaborating with other faculty on research

Biology
Students working with planting pots in a greenhouse
Course Snapshot

Exploring Biology 310: Botany

Students in this biology class get hands-on experience with plant propagation, testing disease-fighting properties, and examining nutrient composition.