BCC: Biology Transfer Advising Guide

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Mathematics/Science Program, Biology Option (A.S.) from Brookdale Community College to Biology (B.S.) at Rider University

Mathematics/Science Program: Biology Option 
Biology, B.S. (120 Total Credits for degree)
BIOL      101    General Biology I 4 BIO    115      Principles of Biology I
BIO    115L    Principles of Biology I  Lab
CHEM   101    General Chemistry I 5 CHE   120      Principles of Chemistry
CHE   121 L   Principles of Chemistry Lab
ENGL    121    English Composition: The Writing Process 3 CMP   120      Expository Writing 3
Social Science Credit   Suggest:
ANTH   105     Cultural Anthropology OR
SOCI     101     Principles of Sociology
3 SOC   110       Cultural Anthropology
SOC   101       Sociological Imagination
  15   14
BIOL     102     General Biology II 4 BIO    116       Principles of Biology II
BIO    116L     Principles of Biology II Lab
CHEM   102     General Chemistry II 5 CHE   122       Introduction to Chemical Systems
CHE   123L     Quantitative Methods Lab
ENGL    122     English Composition: Writing & Research 3 CMP  125        Research Writin 3
Humanities   Suggest:
HIST      105    World Civilization I
3 HIS     150        World History to 1500 3
  15   14
Career Studies Credits    Suggest:
BIOL     205     Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL     207     Marine Biology
BIOL     213     Microbiology
4 XTR    111       Transfer Credit
BIO     272        Intro to Marine Biology
BIO     315        Medical Microbiology
CHEM   203     Organic Chemistry I  5 CHE    211        Organic Chemistry I
CHE    211L      Organic Chemistry Lab
Humanities or Social Sciences Credits   Suggest:
HIST     106     World Civilization II 2
3 HIS     151        World History Since 1500  3
Mathematics Credits   Suggest:
MATH  153     Pre-Calculus Mathematics
4 MTH   105        Algebra & Trigonometry  3
  16   14
Career Studies Credits   Suggest:
BIOL    215      Cell & Molecular Biology
4 BIO     117        Principles of Biology II
BIO     117L      Principles of Biology Lab II
CHEM  204    Organic Chemistry II 5 CHE    214        Organic Chemistry II
CHE    214L      Organic Chemistry Lab
Technological Competency/General Education Credits
COMP   126     Computer Logic & Design OR
COMP   129     Information Technology
3 XTR    111        Transfer Credits
CIS     185        Information Systems Essentials
Elective Credits 2-4   Suggest:
MATH  171      Calculus I
4 Elective Credits Ʊ
MTH   210        Calculus I
  16   15
TOTAL 62 TOTAL 57/60

Rider Course Option: PHL   115   Ethics

PHL   115   Ethics
Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Brookdale; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree.  See Brookdale & Rider Transfer Representatives. Contact Information listed below.

Brookdale Community College Footnotes:
1 – BIOL 208 requires a prerequisite of MATH 131 in addition to BIOL 102.  Prerequisites or corequisites: MATH 151 or MAT. 152
2 – One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness knowledge area.
The Transfer Advising Guide is a recommended plan of study.  Additional courses are transferrable as outlined on NJ Transfer for this major with the approval of a Rider University Advisor.

Rider University
A  Students must earn a Grade of C or better in BIO-115, BIO-116, BIO-117 to meet the major requirements and before enrolling in upper-level courses for which these courses are pre-requisites.
B  Students may repeat any Biology (BIO) or Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) course once without special permission.  A course will be considered repeated if the student has previously earned a letter grade in the course, or the student has previously Withdrawal II or Withdrawal III. If a student wishes to retake a biology or behavioral science course a third time, written permission must be obtained from the departmental chair before the registrar will tallow the student to enroll in that course.
Ʊ – Students have a number of options to fulfill this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer credit Brookdale students must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.
Brookdale students interested in the College of Continuing Study (CCS) at Rider should contact that division directly.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at Bucks, indicate course number)
Biology Major 62-63  

Transfer credits subject to a 60 credit limit.

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Ann Tickner Jankowski
Director, Transfer Resources/Articulation​

Brookdale Community College
[email protected]


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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
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Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019