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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Science, B.S.


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Biological Science, Ecology/ Microbiology/ Aquatic & Marine Biology Specialization, B.S. Degree Map  
Biological Science, Cellular/ Molecular/ Biotechnology Specialization, B.S. Degree Map  
Biological Science, Physiology/ Pre-health Specialization, B.S. Degree Map  

The plan in Biological Science leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. This plan is designed to prepare students for advanced study, technical positions in environmental or biomedical research or teaching.

The B.S. in Biology is designed to prepare students for advanced study in the health professions or other areas of biology, or for professional careers in biomedicine, biotechnology, environmental biology and forensic biology. The Physiology / Pre-Health specialization within the B.S. plan is particularly applicable to students preparing for medical or dental school or other health-related professions.

Biological Science B.S. Degree Requirements

This degree requires 120 hours and includes 42 hours of University Core. However, some of the Major Requirements courses listed below also satisfy University Core. If other courses are taken to satisfy University Core, the Major Requirements below are still necessary for graduation and substitutions are not accepted.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


Choose two courses from list.

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose one course from the list.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose one course from the list.

American History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose one course from the list.

Major and Elective Requirements (78 hours)


The course of study for the B.S. in Biological Science requires 42 hours of University core courses, plus 78 hours of required courses and designated electives within the chosen specialization area. All designated electives must be selected from the list of approved courses associated with each specialization area. Students must complete the following core courses in biology with grades of “C” or better (grades of “C-” or below are not acceptable). The math and writing core courses must be completed with grades of “C-” or better.

Core Courses


Students must complete the following core courses in biology with grades of “C” or better (grades of “C-” or below are not acceptable). The math and writing core courses must be completed with grades of “C-” or better.

Specialization in Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology Requirements


Physiology (3 hours)


Choose one course from list.

Anatomy with lab (4 hours):


Choose one of the groups with lab.

Specialization Elective Courses (10 hours)


Choose from the specialization elective courses below or other courses from lists above.

Specialization in Physiology/Pre-Health Specialization Requirements


Specialization Designated Courses (3 hours)


Choose one course from list.

Specialization Elective Courses (11 hours)


Choose from the specialization elective courses below or other courses from lists above.

Additional Information


In addition to the courses listed, approved upper-level HLTH and PSYC electives will fulfill this requirement. See academic adviser for approved list.

Specialization in Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology Requirements


Specialization Requirements


Physiology


Choose one from the list.

Anatomy and Lab


Select one of the following groups:

Environmental Biology


Field Biology


Specialization Designated Courses (6 hours)


Choose two courses from the list.

Specialization Elective Courses (10 hours)


Choose from the specialization elective courses or other courses from list above.

Specialization in Plant Science Requirements


Specialization Requirements


Specialization Designated Courses (3 hours)


Choose from the following specialization elective courses or other courses from list above.

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