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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.


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Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Total Credit Hours: 120-124
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.

Freshman Year (31 credit hours)


Note:


1 Students not qualified for MATH 143  must take MATH 109  and MATH 110  before advancing to MATH 250 . Qualified students should take MATH 270  in lieu of MATH 250 .

Sophomore Year (29 credit hours)


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 Curriculum  list of Social/Behavioral Science courses. Three hours must be at the 200-level or above.

Biology (7 Credits)†


Must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

General Electives (5 Credits)


Junior Year (29-31 credit hours)


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 (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 Curriculum  list of Literature courses.

History (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core Curriculum  list of History courses.

Senior Year (31-33 credit hours)


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 Curriculum  list of Social/Behavioral Science 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.

Notes


† Students must complete one of the following courses which place an emphasis on writing: BIOL 307 , BIOL 309 , BIOL 321 , BIOL 337 BIOL 345 , BIOL 360 , BIOL 370 , BIOL 407G , BIOL 409G , BIOL 412G , BIOL 424G , BIOL 435 BIOL 440G , BIOL 441G , BIOL 445G BIOL 471G , or BIOL 485G . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. 

† Students must complete one of the following courses that place an emphasis on quantitative training in Biology: BIOL 307 , BIOL 360 , BIOL 401G , BIOL 405G , BIOL 407G , BIOL 409G , BIOL 412G , BIOL 414G , BIOL 416G , BIOL 424G , BIOL 426G , BIOL 427G , BIOL 440G , BIOL 441G , BIOL 443G , BIOL 446G , or BIOL 458G . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. Other courses, including advanced Math and Statistics courses, can be used to fulfill this requirement with the approval of the department head.

General Education Core Curriculum


English
(6 cr)
Mathematics
(6 cr)
Natural Sciences
(9 cr)
Social/Behavioral Sci
(6 cr)
ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  
MATH 143 
MATH 250  
BIOL 110 
BIOL 111 
CHEM 107  
Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
History
(3 cr)
Fine Arts
(3 cr)
Communication
(3 cr)
Literature
(3 cr)
Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
ENGL 365  or CMCN 310   Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  

 

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