Biology, BS/BA to Biology, MS Accelerated Program

Applicants through the Accelerated Degree Pathway must complete all requirements for their undergraduate major, including the prerequisites for the MS Biology program, prior to full admission as degree-seeking graduate students. None of the prerequisite courses may be used toward fulfillment of the requirements for the master's degree.

Eligible courses are listed below. Substitutions of other 400-level courses may be made at the discretion of the graduate program director. 

BIOL 451GENERAL GENETICS ( with laboratory)5
BIOL 467IMMUNOLOGY (with laboratory)5

Students must complete all courses with grades of B- or above. Upon completion of all undergraduate degree requirements, the graduate coursework will be applied to the MS Biology degree requirements. If a student earns final grades below B- in any 400-level course, enters a graduate program outside Roosevelt University, or does not continue into the MS program within six years, the associated credit hours will be considered undergraduate-only and will not be transferable.

Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).

Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different.

Year 1
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours 
FYS 1011Ideas of Social Justice3 
ENG 1013ENG 1023 
MATH 1213BIOL 2015 
CHEM 2015CHEM 2025 
Humanities #13  
 15 16 
Year 2
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours 
BIOL 2025BIOL 301 (Experiential Learning #1)35 
MATH 2173Major Elective outside of BIOL #15 
CHEM 210 or 2115Humanities #23 
Social Science #13Social Science #23 
 16 16 
Year 3
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours 
BIOL 3XX w/ Lab25Biology Elective3 
Major Elective outside of BIOL #23-5Major Elective outside of BIOL #33-5 
COMM 1013Social Science #33 
Humanities #33General Elective3 
 14-16 12-14 
Year 4
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours 
Biology Elective3Experiential Learning #233 
General Elective3General Elective13 
Major Elective outside of BIOL #43-5Major Elective outside of BIOL #53-5 
BIOL 451 or 4583-5BIOL 467 or 4145 
 12-16 14-16 
Year 5
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit HoursSummerCredit Hours
BIOL 4683BIOL 4533BIOL 4XX (if necessary)3
 9-11 9-11 3
Total Credit Hours 136-150

Or course towards an optional Minor.


300 level BIOL course with laboratory or field experience and above BIOL 301 CELLULAR &MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.


Experiential Learning class must be 200/300 level. Satisfies CORE Experiential Learning requirement. EXL courses can satisfy major requirements/electives or CORE requirement.