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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BS


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Required Credit Hours: 37


A minimum of 37 hours of biology as outlined below. In addition Biology majors are required to take CHEM 103  and CHEM 206  (both with their associated labs); MATH 131  (or MATH 111 ); and one of the following:  MATH 132 MATH 112 , BIOL 327  (with associated lab), or BIOL 325  (with associated lab). Credits from required courses in mathematics and chemistry are not applicable toward the minimum requirements for a major in biology. Biology majors, especially those planning on pursuing advanced degrees, are strongly recommended to take two semesters of physics and two additional semesters of chemistry. Students who received a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination should consult the catalog section on Requirements for Degrees  in regards to credit and exemption options.

Major Writing Requirement:


The Major Writing Requirement in biology is fulfilled in the required upper-level seminar, BIOL 460  or a course that is specifically designated as fulfilling the seminar requirement.

Core Requirements:


Integrative and Comparative Biology Requirement


One of the following courses:

Molecular/Cellular Biology Requirement:


One of the following courses:

Advanced Laboratory Experience:


Laboratory work in at least one 400 level course. BIOL 403  and/or BIOL 495 -BIOL 496  cannot substitute for the laboratory requirement.

Advanced Seminar Requirement:


Additional Requirement:


  • The remainder of the 37 credits can be completed by any additional 300 and 400 level BIOL courses.

Additional Information:


100 level biology courses are not applicable towards the minimum requirements.

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