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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Biological Sciences at Northwestern 

The Biological Sciences major educates undergraduates in foundations of modern molecular biological sciences, allows students to train to become experts in all specialized areas within modern biological sciences, and prepares them for future careers in biology-related sectors. 

We are pleased to announce changes to our core curriculum that will begin to take effect in the 2020-2021 academic year.  If you are a returning student (you became a Northwestern student before the Fall of 2020), you may use the 2019-2020 catalog for your degree requirements. According to Northwestern's policy, returning students may also use the 2020-2021 catalog if you choose.

If you are new to Northwestern as of Fall 2020, you must use the 2020-2021 catalog information.

Please remember that your Biological Sciences Major Advisor is here to help you navigate degree requirements, and questions can be sent to our office email as well.

2020-2021 Catalog Degree Requirements

2019-2020 Catalog Degree Requirements

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