This degree program is designed to prepare students for admission to graduate or professional school. The philosophy behind it is to leave as many options as possible to the student. This flexibility is essential for those students who have specific interests and goals other than those spelled out in more traditional curricula. This curriculum requires a minimum of 128 credit hours.
HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
(See footnote 2 below)
Please note: The third and fourth year of the program vary depending upon which semester students choose to take away following The Arch Summer Semester. Please note the following differences in curriculum:
If students are going to be away during the Fall semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Fall Away Track for years three and four of their program.
If students are going to be away during the Spring semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Spring Away Track for years three and four of their program.
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Core Electives: A total of 24 credits of HASS Core Electives should be taken. Students should take an Inquiry course during their first year. For a listing of HASS Inquiry courses go to: https://info.rpi.edu/hass-inquiry. In addition, students should take a HASS Communications Intensive course during their first three semesters.
Concentration Elective. Choose one from each list. Four-credit courses may be satisfied with pre-approved transfer credits.
May not be satisfied with transfer credits.
BIOL 4990 Senior Research Thesis, BIOL 4900 Team Research, or BIOL 4940 Readings in Biology with prior approval of a BFMB faculty member, or any 4000-level course from the Concentration Elective list.