Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21. Recommended: Physics
Completion of courses listed below
Minimum of 124 total credit hours, a minimum of 45 which must be from upper division course work
Completion of either a minimum 120 hour-long internship in a working forensic laboratory setting OR a semester-long directed research/independent study project
Grade of "C" or higher in all chemistry, biology, and forensic science courses
The biological science program prepares graduates to function in various scientific laboratories or to continue their education in a number of science or pre-professional fields. The program provides a foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as a common core of general studies in English and social sciences. Biological science is a flexible program that can be tailored to fit the educational requirements of a variety of laboratory-related occupations.
A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for graduation, with an overall cumulative index of 2.0. A grade of "C" or better is required in the core science courses (those which have BIOL or CHEM prefixes).
This program is designed for those students who ultimately desire a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in environmental sciences and/or forestry from the SUNY (State University of New York) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) - an upper division/graduate center. Program options available within this program include environmental and forest biology, chemistry, forest resources management, dual option in forest ecosystems science and forest resources management, environmental studies, forest engineering, paper science and engineering, construction management and wood products engineering, landscape architecture, and the 1+1 forest technology program (NYS Ranger School).
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations:
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry; Biology; Chemistry or Physics Recommended: Both Chemistry and Physics