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B.S in Biological Sciences

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences requires 130 semester hours of credit, including 46 semester hours of Biological Sciences course work.

  B.S in Biological Sciences Courses

Introduction to Biological Sciences (Bio 102)

1

Principles of Biology (Bio 111 and 112)

5

Biodiversity (Bio 113 and 114)

4

Cellular Biology (Bio 211 and 212)

4

Microbiology (Bio 221 and 222)

5

General Genetics (Bio 231)

3

Ecology (Bio 251)

3

Seminar (Bio 310)

1

Advanced biological sciences or approved advanced course work in other science or engineering disciplines

20

     Chemistry, 20 semester hours of chemistry, includes

 

Chem. 1, 2, 3, and 4

9

Organic Chemistry (Chem 221, 226, 223, 228)

8

General Biochemistry (Chem 361)

3

Physics, 2 semesters (Physics 21/31, 22, 25/35, and 26)

10/8

Mathematics, 2 semesters, including Math 8/14

Variable

Humanities, excluding foreign language, and to includes

 

English 20 and English 60

12

Social Sciences, 9 semester hours

9

Philosophy

3

Check the course catalog for detailed information

Elective credits : In consultation with his or her advisor, each student will select sufficient additional courses to complete a minimum of 130 credit hours. A minimum grade of “C” is required for each Biological Science course to fulfill the B.S. degree requirements.

 

B.A in Biological Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences requires 120 semester hours of credit, including 30 semester hours of Biological Sciences course work.

B.A in Biological Sciences Courses

Introduction to Biological Sciences (Bio 102)

1

Principles of Biology (Bio 111 and 112)

5

Biodiversity (Bio 113 and 114)

4

Cellular Biology (Bio 211 and 212)

4

General Genetics (Bio 231)

3

Ecology (Bio 251)

3

Seminar (Bio 310)

1

Advanced biological sciences or approved advanced course work in other science or engineering disciplines

9

Chemistry, 15 semester hours, including

 

Chem. 1, 2, 3, and 4

9

Organic Chemistry (Chem. 221, 223)

6

Mathematics and Physical Science

9

(Proficiency in College Algebra must be demonstrated by a grade of “C” or better in a College Algebra course or by examination)

 

Computer Science or Statistics

3

Humanities, including: English 20 and English 60

18

Social sciences, including Hist 110 or 112 and 175 or 176 Pol Sci 90 or equivalent

18

Foreign Language

11

Check the course catalog for detailed information

Elective credits: In consultation with his or her advisor, each student will select sufficient additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Emphasis areas: Students may choose emphasis areas in Pre-Medicine (B.A. only), Bioinformatics or Teacher Certification.

 

 

Alternatively we could say

 

B.A in Biological Sciences with Pre-Medical Emphasis
The requirements are the same as the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences which requires 120 semester hours of credit, including 30 semester hours of Biological Sciences course work plus the following additions.

Organic Chemistry Labs (Chem. 226, 228)

6

2 semesters of Physics with Lab (Phy. 21 or 31, 22, 25, or 35, and 26)

Is it recommended that advanced biological sciences electives include Biology 241 and 242 and Chemistry 361.

 

 

B.A in Biological Sciences with Teacher Certification

Biological Sciences Courses

30

   Introduction to Biological Sciences (Bio 102)

1

   Principles of Biology (Bio 111 and 112)

5

   Biodiversity (Bio 113 and 114)

4

   Cellular Biology (Bio 211 and 212)

4

   General Genetics (Bio 231)

3

   Ecology (Bio 251)

3

   Hist 275-History of Science

3

  Seminar (Bio 310)

1

  Biological sciences elective

2

 

Mathematics and Physical Sciences Courses

27

   Physics 6 - Environmental Physics

2

   Physics 8 - Environmental Physics Lab

2

   Math 3 or above

3

   Math/Physical Science elective

2

   Statistics or Computer Science

3

   Chem 1 - General Chemistry

4

   Chem 2 - General Chemistry Lab

1

   Chem 3 - General Chemistry

3

   Chem 4 - Introduction to Lab Safety

1

   Chem 221 - Organic Chemistry I 

3

   Chem 223 - Organic Chemistry II

3

 

Communication Skills

9

   English 20 - Exposition and Argumentation

3

   English 60 - Writing and Research

3

   Speech 85—Principles of Speech

3

 

Humanities Courses

12

   Art 80, Music 50 or Theatre Appreciation

6

   Literature

3

 

Social Sciences Courses

15

   History 111- Early Western Civilization

3

   History 112- Modern Western Civilization

3

   History 175 or 176 American History

3

   PolSci 90-American Government

3

   Psych 50-General Psychology

3

 

Professional Requirements

26

   Educ 40-Perspectives in Education

2

   Educ 174-School Organization and Admin for Elementary and Secondary

   Teachers

2

   Educ 251-Historical Found of Amer Educ

3

   Educ 216-Teaching Reading in Content Area

3

   Educ 280-Teaching Methods and Skills in Content Areas

6

   Educ 298 Student Teaching Seminar

1

   Psych 155-Educational Psychology

3

   Psych 208- Psychologicaland Educational Development of the Adolescent

3

   Psych 354-Psychology of the Exceptional Child

3

 

Professional Requirements

16

   Educ 104-Teacher Field Experience

2

   Educ 164-Aiding Elementary. Middle and Secondary Schools

2

   Educ 299-Student Teaching

12

Check the course catalog for detailed information

 
Biological Sciences Minor

Students wishing to minor in Biological Sciences must take a minimum of 20 hours of Biological Sciences course work, which must include:

General Biology/Principles of Biology (Bio 110/111 and 112) and
Cellular Biology (Bio 211 and 212)
And along with the above courses the student has to take at least seven hours of advanced (300 level) BioSci to be selected in consultation with a BioSci departmental adviser.

Students minoring in Biological Sciences should declare these intentions prior to the junior year.

Check the course catalog for detailed information

 

 

Bioinformatics Minor

Principles of Biology (Bio 111 and 112)

5

Cellular Biology (Bio 211) Or General Genetics (Bio 231)

3

Molecular Genetics (Bio 331)

3

Introductory Programming and Labs (CompSci 53 and 54)

4

Data Structures I (CompSci 153)

3

File Structure and Introduction to Database Systems (CompSci 238)

3

* Bioinformatics (Bio 311/CompSci 311)

3

** Biostatics

Variable

*** One additional course

Variable

* (It is strongly recommended that this course be taken after the other Bio and CompSci requirements)

** (An option of Biostatistics (Stat 301 - 4 hrs) or Regression Analysis (Stat 346 - 3 hrs) or Statistical Data Analysis (Stat 353 - 3 hrs) can be taken)

*** (One additional courses, 200 or above in Math, or 300 or above in Bio or CompSci, outside of the major area of study, and as agreed upon by the minor advisor (3+ hrs))

Check the course catalog for detailed information

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