Jan 22, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology Major B.BS.BIOL


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The biology major is intended to give students an undergraduate education with an emphasis on several broad areas within the science of biology. It is strongly recommended that all Biology majors take Calculus, have one year of Physics, and minor in Chemistry. Computer science proficiency is highly recommended.

Required Core - 18 semester hours


Restricted Elective - 17 semester hours


Elective courses shall be taken from two emphases, with at least two courses from one emphasis and the remainder from the other.  Students must take the corresponding lab if applicable.

Environmental Biology Emphasis


Must take BIOL 311 & 311L with this emphasis

Cellular/Physiology Emphasis


Must take BIOL 343 & 343L with this emphasis

System Gen Ed Requirements (SGRs) - 30 semester hours


  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Global and Minor requirements


* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250.

A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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