Jul 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.


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CIP Code: 260101
Total Credit Hours: 120-124
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Career Opportunities: Pharmaceutical companies, federal and state government laboratories and agencies, public health, nursing, pharmacy, food industry and biotechnology companies, forensic laboratories, hospitals, public health facilities, professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine.
Note(s): To qualify for graduation, a student must earn a grade of "C" or better in all BIOL courses that are applicable to the degree.
A minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400 level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

General Education Core Curriculum


Core Curriculum  

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Electives


A minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400 level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Social/Behavioral courses. Three hours must be at the 200 level or above.

Biology (7 Credits)†


Must be approved by the student's academic advisor and at the 200 level or higher.

General Electives (5 Credits)


Total: 29 Credits


Junior Year


Electives


A minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400 level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

Physics Laboratory (1 Credit)


Choose from:

Biology Physiology (4-5 Credits)


Choose from:

Biology (3-4 Credits) †


Choose from any BIOL course for majors at the 300 or 400 level.

Communication (3 Credits)


Choose from:

English Literature (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Literature courses.

History (3 Credits)


Total: 29-31 Credits


Senior Year


Required Courses


Electives


A minimum of 45 hours of 300 and 400 level courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.

Statistics (3 Credits)


Choose from:

Fine Arts (3 credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Fine Arts courses.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Social/Behavioral courses. Three hours must be at the 200 level or above.

General Electives (14 Credits)


Must be approved by the student's academic advisor. This elective may be at the 200 level.

Total: 31-33 Credits


Note


† Students must complete one of the following courses which place an emphasis on writing: BIOL 307 , BIOL 337 , BIOL 360 , BIOL 370 , BIOL 407G , BIOL 409G , BIOL 412G , BIOL 424G , BIOL 433G , BIOL 435 , BIOL 441G , BIOL 445G , BIOL 485G , or BIOL 495 . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. 

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