The B.S. in Biology is designed for pre-professional majors (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, medical technology, etc.) or for students who plan to go on to graduate school or to work with environmental opportunities (parks, water testing, etc.). This program is also designed for biology education majors.
Opportunities for academic involvement include membership in the Beta Iota Omicron (BIO) Club or the American Chemical Society (ACS). There are also undergraduate research opportunities for students through the Undergraduate Research Experience.
For more information please contact Dr. Brian Butterfield, Chair of the Department of Biological, Physical, and Human Sciences Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B.S. Major in Biology
Program Coordinator: Dr. Paul Fader
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core
Limit II. C. Basic skills to any MAT course that fulfills the liberal arts
core requirement except MAT 100 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to CHE 121 General Chemistry I with
CHE 121L General Chemistry I Lab
II. Major Requirements:
General Biology I
General Biology II
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics OR
Biological Concepts of Origins (W)
Special Topics in Science
III. Additional Requirements (choose one emphasis below):
A. Biology - General
(Recommended for those seeking Teacher Licensure or admission to Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy School.)
Biology (upper-division Botany)
Biology (upper-division Zoology)*
Science Seminar (W)
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
B. Biology – Professional
(Recommended for those seeking admission to medical school.)
Biology (upper-division Zoology)*
C. Environmental Science
Wildlife Ecology (W)
Plus eight (8) hours chosen from the following courses:
Principles of Conservation Biology
Biology of Freshwater Game Fishes
Natural Resource Conservation (W)
Animal Behavior (W)
IV. Required Chemistry minor for Professional and Environmental Science Emphasis hours:
Organic Chemistry I (W)
Organic Chemistry II (W)
Biochemistry I (W) (Professional Emphasis) OR
Aquatic Chemistry (Environmental Emphasis)
V. Electives (including additional Bible):
A foreign language, mathematics (including MAT 235 Introductory
Statistics), and physics are strongly recommended.
*This must be a regular catalog laboratory course.
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