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2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.


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CIP Code: S117 (260101-0)
Total Credit Hours: 120-125
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Career Opportunities: Pharmaceutical companies, federal and state government laboratories and agencies, public health, nursing, pharmacy, food industry and biotechnolgy companies, forensic laboratories, hospitals, public health facilities, professional schools of medicine dentistry, veterninary medicine and physical therapy.

Note: To qualify for graduation, a student must earn a grade of "C" or better in all BIOL courses which are applicable to the degree.

Freshman Year


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  and MATH 301  in lieu of MATH 250  .

Total: 31 Credits


Sophomore Year


Electives


BHSC (3 Credits)


BHSC Elective must be chosen from ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI, with one course at the 200-level or above.

BIOL (4 Credits)


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

General Elective (4 Credits)


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

Total: 28 Credits


Junior Year


Electives


PHYS Laboratory (1 Credit)


Chosen from:

Note:

Students interested in working in physical therapy should take both courses.

BIOL (3-4 Credits)


Must be 300 or 400-level BIOL course for majors.

LIT (3 Credits)


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

HIST (3 Credits)


Total: 29-30 Credits


Senior Year


Required Courses


Electives


STAT (3 Credits)


Choose from the following:

ARTS elective (3 credits)


Must be chosen from advisor-approved list of DANC, MUS, THEA, or VIAR courses.

BHSC (3 Credits)


BHSC Elective must be chosen from ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI, with one course at the 200-level or above.

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

General Electives (14 Credits)


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

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

Total: 31-34 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 407(G) , BIOL 409(G) , BIOL 412(G) , BIOL 424(G) , BIOL 433(G) , BIOL 435 , BIOL 441(G) , BIOL 445(G) , BIOL 485(G) , or BIOL 495 . This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. 

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