Major Program Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
(20 hours of Biology and 12 hours of cognates)
Biology Core (20 hours)
|BIOL 103||Plant Biology (4)|
|BIOL 104||Animal Biology (4)|
|BIOL 217||Principles of Ecology (3)|
|BIOL 221||Principles of Genetics (3)|
|BIOL 301||Junior Seminar (1)|
|BIOL 326||Microbiology (4)|
|BIOL 401||Capstone: Senior Seminar (1)|
Biology Electives (10 hours)
Biology Cognates (12 hours)
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I (3)|
|or CHEM 115||Principles of Chemistry I (3)|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II (3)|
|or CHEM 116||Principles of Chemistry II (3)|
|CHEM 117||Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I (1)|
|CHEM 118||Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II (1)|
|MATH 115||Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4)|
Students are strongly urged to include a systematics course (BIOL 130, 212, 262, 364 or 366) within their program. A maximum of three credits of BIOL 451 and four credits of BIOL 199 or 399 may be counted towards the required 30 credits of biology. Students are required to take a biological knowledge assessment test during their final year, usually when taking their capstone course. Students are encouraged to take additional course work in chemistry (CHEM 311 - 314), physics and statistics.
Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Certification in Biology
See the Teacher Certification section of the college catalog.
Minor and Associate Program Requirements
Those who desire to earn the Associate of Arts degree in Biology must complete a minimum of 16 semester hours in the department (including BIOL 103 and 104), 8 hours of Chemistry and 4 hours of Mathematics at or above the 101 level.
Students minoring in Biology must complete at least 20 semester hours of biology, including BIOL 103 or 104; 221 or 326; and 301.
Students minoring in Biology for a Teacher Education Certification should see the Teacher Certification section of the catalog.