Bachelor of Science Degree - Biology

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses - Optional

Student Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing the Biology Major will be able to:

  1. Integrate scientific knowledge from biology, chemistry, and physics. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II,VI and VII.)

  2. Design experiments and analyze data. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I,II, VI and VII.)

  3. Communicate through writing and communicate orally successfully. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III and VII.)

  4. Comprehend the scientific method. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, and VI.)

Requirements

Biology Major Courses

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

BIOL 154Introduction to Botany

4

BIOL 170General Zoology

3

BIOL 170LGeneral Zoology Lab

1

BIOL 305General Microbiology

4

BIOL 315Genetics

4

BIOL 330Cell Biology

4

BIOL 389Scientific Writings and Readings

2

BIOL 405Biometry

3

 

BIOL 410Animal Physiology

4

Or

BIOL 454Plant Physiology

4

 

BIOL 415Ecology

4

BIOL 459Evolution

4

BIOL 491Biology Seminar

2

SCNC 291Sophomore Science Seminar

1

Select one class from the following:

BIOL 345Parasitology

4

BIOL 440Immunology

3

BIOL 450Epidemiology

3

CHEM 460Biochemistry

4

Required in other areas:

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

 

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

And

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

Or

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

And

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

 

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

And

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

Or

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

And

PHYS 252LUniversity Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours: 79-82

MATH 165, MATH 166: (strongly recommended)