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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 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 - 25 semester hours

Elective courses shall be taken from two emphases, with at least two courses from each emphasis. 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 or a foreign language sequence) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Minor and Electives required

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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