Biological Sciences

The field of biological sciences extends from the molecular realm of DNA to the comparative structures of organisms, from microbes to humans. In the past three decades, advances in molecular biology and genetics have been rapid, opening many new, exciting career opportunities in the fields of biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Drexel at BCC's program in Biological Sciences focuses on experientially based instruction to provide you with skills in the fields of molecular genetics, cellular biology, microbiology, and organismal biology. Our curriculum will prepare you for a career in research, government, medicine, healthcare, biotechnology, or education.

The program can be completed in two years of full-time study. Part-time options are available.

Drexel Co-op Opportunities

Biological Sciences majors participate in one six-month period of full-time employment through Drexel's renowned co-operative education program. Visit our Co-op Opportunities webpage for more information.

Sample Courses

Biology of Cancer – Applies molecular and cellular biology concepts to the study of cancer cells and pathology. The course focuses on new research into the genetics of cancer which has led to cancer therapeutics and treatments.

Developmental Biology – Focuses on the mechanisms that transform a fertilized egg into an embryo and viable organism. The course includes opportunities to study developmental processes in a laboratory.

Human Genetics – Applies the principles of basic genetics to the study and diagnosis of genetic disorders and diseases. Topics include genetic testing, cytogenetics, epigenetics, and molecular genetics.

Visit Drexel University's online catalog for more information.

Prerequisite Coursework

Students enrolled in Burlington County College's Associate of Science program in Biology and students who have completed similar coursework elsewhere may be eligible for this program. View the required courses for the Associate of Biology in the Burlington County College Catalog.

Plan of Study for BCC Students

We've developed a comprehensive plan of study for BCC students who enter the Drexel at BCC Biological Sciences program. This plan outlines the required courses students must complete to receive a bachelor's degree from Drexel. It also indicates how the BCC semester credits convert to Drexel quarter credits.