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Science Majors

If you want to earn a four-year degree, taking classes in academic subjects at Brookhaven College lets you get a head start on required courses before transferring to a university. We offer a variety of courses suitable for students intending to pursue a science major.

For more information on the transfer process, see our Transfer Services page.

The foundational courses for life science majors are BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407.

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus, or hybrid with lecture online and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters and summer session


BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus, or hybrid with lecture online and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters, and summer session
  • BIOL 1406 is the course prerequisite for BIOL 1407

The foundational courses for life science majors are BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407.

BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters


ANTH 2401 Physical Anthropology

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters


BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I  

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters, and summer session
  • BIOL 1406 or SCIT 1407 is the course prerequisite for BIOL 2401


BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II  

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus, or hybrid with lecture online and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters, and summer session
  • BIOL 2401 is the course prerequisite for BIOL 2402


BIOL 2416 Genetics

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters
  • BIOL 1406 is the course prerequisite for BIOL 2416


BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus, or hybrid with lecture online and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters, and summer session
  • BIOL 1406 or SCIT 1407 is the course prerequisite for BIOL 2420


BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors

  • Offered with lecture and lab on-campus
  • Offered in fall and spring semesters
  • BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 and CHEM 1411 are the course prerequisites for BIOL 2421


These courses may also have general English language, reading, and writing skills as a prerequisite. Go to the course Catalog descriptions for complete information.

Some courses may not be taken in combination to fulfill the Core. Go to the for complete information.