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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 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  with their associated labs, MATH 131  (or MATH 111 ), and either MATH 132  (or MATH 112 ) or Intro to Biostatistics (BIOL 425 ).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:

Biological Diversity/Integrative Biology Requirement

Two of the following three courses:

Molecular Cell Biology Requirement:

Evolutionary Biology Requirement:

One of the following courses:

Genetics 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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