Bachelor of Science Degree - Biology

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Core Curriculum

Option(s) Courses

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 Core Curriculum


In order to graduate, a grade of “C” or better is required in courses taken in fulfillment of a natural sciences degree or minor as well as ENGL 110, ENGL 120 and COMM 110.
BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

BIOL 170General Zoology

3

BIOL 170LGeneral Zoology Lab

1

BIOL 254Introduction to Botany

4

BIOL 305General Microbiology

4

BIOL 315Genetics

4

BIOL 405Biometry

3

BIOL 459Evolution

3

BIOL 390Biology Research I

1

BIOL 490Biology Research II

1

BIOL 491Biology Seminar

1

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry Lab II

1

SCNC 291Sophomore Science Seminar

1

SCNC 389Scientific Writings and Readings

2

Total Credit Hours:46

MATH 165, MATH 166: (strongly recommended) especially if considering professional or graduate school studies.

Options

Students must select and complete at least one option (Pre-Medical Science, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Science, Organismal Biology, or Cellular and Molecular Biology) to complete the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree.

Pre-Medical Science Option

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

4

BIOL 330Cell Biology

4

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry Lab II

1

CHEM 460Biochemistry

4

Select one of the following:

BIOL 410Animal Physiology

4

BIOL 440Immunology

3

Select a Year of College or University Physics
PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

PHYS 252LUniversity Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Pre-Physical Therapy Option

Students selecting this option will be required to take PSYC 111 - Introduction to Psychology as part of the General Education requirements.

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

4

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 460Biochemistry

4

HPER 328Biomechanics

3

HPER 328LBiomechanics Lab

1

HPER 410Psychology and Sociology of Sport and Exercise

2

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology

3

Select one of the following:

BIOL 410Animal Physiology

4

BIOL 440Immunology

3

Total Credit Hours:40-41

Pre-Veterinary Science Option

BIOL 410Animal Physiology

4

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry Lab II

1

CHEM 460Biochemistry

4

Select Four of the Following Courses:

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

ANSC 470Applied Ruminant Nutrition

3

BIOL 330Cell Biology

4

BIOL 425Animal Behavior

3

BIOL 440Immunology

3

VETS 339Animal Health

3

Select a Year of College or University Physics
PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

PHYS 252LUniversity Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:38-41

Organismal Biology Option

BIOL 250Wildlife Management

3

BIOL 410Animal Physiology

4

BIOL 415Ecology

4

BIOL 425Animal Behavior

3

BIOL 454Plant Physiology

4

BIOL 455Soil Microbiology

3

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

Select Two of the Following:

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

RNG 458Rangeland Ecology

3

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

PLSC 323Principles Of Weed Science

3

Select a Year of College or University Physics OR a Year of Organic Chemistry

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry Lab II

1

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

PHYS 252LUniversity Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:38-41

Cellular and Molecular Biology Option

BIOL 330Cell Biology

4

BIOL 410Animal Physiology

4

BIOL 440Immunology

3

BIOL 454Plant Physiology

4

BIOL 455Soil Microbiology

3

CHEM 460Biochemistry

4

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry Lab II

1

Select a Year of College or University Physics

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:40-42

Total Credit Hours: 83-87