Biology Advising Chart

Your interest:Recommended courses:
(Consult course descriptions for details)
Massasoit distribution requirements
(requiring 6 credits; LAS)

Career Programs: 
(requiring 3 credits; Bus Admin,
Child Care Ed & Admin, Comp Apps Spec,
Comp Info Sys, Crim Jus, Cul Arts,
Hum Service, Trav & Tour,
Visual Arts, Dental Asst Cert)

Pick from the following classes:

  • Introductory Biology Lecture (BIOL140; 3 credits)
  • Introductory Biology Laboratory (BIOL142; 1 credit)1
  • Human Genetics Lecture (BIOL136; 3 credits)
  • Human Genetics Laboratory (BIOL137; 1 credit)1
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition Lecture (BIOL138; 3 credits)
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition Laboratory (BIOL139; 1 credit)1
  • The Evolution of Evolution (BIOL114; 3 credits)
  • Survey of Human Form and Function (BIOL113; 3 credits)

Transfer program
(as a non-science major)

Check with your transfer
institution regarding eligibility!

Pick two of these four-credit laboratory courses:

  • Introductory Biology Lecture (BIOL140; 3 credits) 
    AND Laboratory (BIOL142; 1 credit)
  • Introduction to Marine Biology (BIOL141; 4 credits)
  • Issues in Environmental Science (BIOL143; 4 credits)
  • Human Genetics Lecture (BIOL136; 3 credits) 
    AND Laboratory (BIOL137; 1 credit)
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition Lecture (BIOL138; 3 credits)
    AND Laboratory (BIOL139; 1 credit)
  • Biological Principles I (BIOL121; 4 credits)
  • Biology of Organisms (BIOL122; 4 credits)

Transfer program
(as a science major or LATS):

Take this sequence of courses:

Biological Principles I (BIOL121; 4 credits)

Biology of Organisms (BIOL122; 4 credits)
and/or Microbiology (BIOL231; 4 credits)2,3,4

In addition to:

  • General Chemistry I (CHEM151) and General Chemistry II (CHEM152)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM201) and Organic Chemistry II (CHEM202)
  • College Physics I (PHYS151) and College Physics II (PHYS152);
    or General Physics I (PHYS161) and General Physics II (PHYS162)
  • Geology I (ESCI121)
  • Any 200-level mathematics course

Allied Health program

Take this sequence of courses:

Biological Principles I (BIOL121; 4 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL201; 4 credits)2,3,4

Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL202; 4 credits)2,3,4,5

Microbiology (BIOL231; 4 credits)2,3,4

  1. Laboratory sections can be added for an additional credit. Added laboratory sections count towards fulfillment of Massasoit's lab science requirement. The lecture sections are pre/corequisites for the laboratory sections.
  2. A grade of C- or better in Biological Principles I or successful completion of the Biology Challenge Exam is a prerequisite for this sequence.
  3. 200-level biology courses do not always count towards the biology major at four-year schools in the area.
  4. Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology should NOT be taken concurrently. Both require substantial lab work beyond scheduled class times.
  5. A grade of C- or better in Anatomy & Physiology 1 is a prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology 2.