Biology, Bachelor of Science / Master of Science

144 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The Department of Biology offers an intensive, accelerated combined degree program leading to both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years of full-time study.  Qualified undergraduates who will have completed 60 credits with a 3.0 cumulative index and a 3.5 for 12 credits in Biology are encouraged to apply.  Students in the B.S./M.S. program matriculate for a total of 144 credits, 33 of which are on the graduate level.  Those electing the thesis option must complete 6 credits of Master’s Research (BIO 900).  Students choosing the non-thesis option complete 6 credits of coursework in lieu of BIO 900. 


Rachel Zufferey
Director of Graduate Studies
St. Albert Hall, Room 258

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Success Story

Sai Phyo, class of 2015, is an international student from Burma majoring in biology. He came to the United States in the fall of 2011 to pursue his dream: to become a pediatrician.