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Biology and Other Natural Sciences

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Curriculum Guides

B.S. in Biology (PDF)

B.S. in Biology (for students applying to a DPT program) (PDF)

B.S. in Cell Biology (PDF)

B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Dentistry (PDF)

B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Medicine (PDF)

B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Pharmacy (PDF)

B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Optometry (PDF)

B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy (PDF)

B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Veterinary (PDF)


Pre-Professional Studies

Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers a variety of  pre-professional studies, including, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy and pre-veterinary. Read more about the  Pre-Professional Studies.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Science in the department of Natural Sciences is conferred upon students who complete an approved program of study with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.5 GPA in professional course work. A minimum grade of C must be earned in all courses pertaining to the major course of study.


The curricula in the natural sciences provide instruction in the discipline of biology with support from the areas of chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics which assist students in the development of competence in their chosen field.


The major objectives of the curricula in Natural Sciences are

  1. to develop within students an ability and inclination to think objectively and
    independently about themselves in relation to the environment;
  2. to develop a basic foundation which will provide the flexibility necessary to cope
    with the ever-changing technological society;
  3. to provide courses that meet the curricular requirements for all programs in the
  4. to provide prerequisite and supportive courses for the health professions.

Student Outcomes of the Natural Sciences Program

Upon successful completion of the Natural Sciences Program, students should be able to

  1. recall essential factual information in their chosen curriculum;
  2. read, understand, and critique standard reference works and professional periodicals in their area of concentration;
  3. access critical theories and trends in the area of concentration of their chosen curriculum;
  4. practice professional skills;
  5. synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of the natural sciences;
  6. demonstrate the ability to engage in critical thinking, decision making, and independent judgment in the area of concentration of their chosen curriculum;
  7. practice leadership skills in collaboration with members of the natural sciences professions;
  8. accept ethical responsibility and accountability for professional decisions, actions, and their consequences.

Meet The Faculty

For Questions or More Information

 Contact Enrollment Services at 504-398-2175