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Bachelor of Science in Biology

CORE REQUIREMENTS

The core requirements (BIOL 102, 103, 105, 209) will serve as the prerequisites for all other biology courses offered in the major. CHEM 107/170 are the prerequisite courses for CHEM 108/180. Each prerequisite MUST be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better BEFORE enrolling in the required core courses. Registration for BIOL 403 will ONLY be allowed during the senior year. Students successful completing the required prerequisite courses and required core courses automatically qualify for a minor in the field of chemistry.

Required Prerequisite Courses  

  • BIOL 102 - Introductory Biology - 4 credits
  • BIOL 103 - General Zoology - 4 credits
  • BIOL 105 - General Botany - 4 credits
  • BIOL 209 - General Genetics - 4 credits
  • CHEM 107/170 - General Chemistry I - 5 credits
  • MATH 215 - Elements of Calculus  - 4 credits

Total Sem .Hrs. - 25

Required Core Courses

  • BIOL 204 - Cell Biology - 4 credits
  • BIOL 303 - Molecular Biology - 4 credits
  • BIOL 309 - General Microbiology - 4 credits
  • BIOL 402 - Physiology - 4 credits
  • BIOL 403 - Biology Seminar - 2 credits
  • CHEM 108/180 - Chemistry II Lec./Lab - 5 credits
  • CHEM 201/210 - Organic Chemistry I Lec./Lab. - 5 credits
  • CHEM 202/220 - Organic Chemistry II Lec./Lab. - 5 credits
  • CHEM 309 - Biochemistry I - 3 credits
  • PHYS 251 - Physics I (non-calculus based) or
  • PHYS 271 - Physics I (calculus based) - 3 credits
  • PHYS 201 - Physics I Lab - 2 credits
  • PHYS 252 - Physics II (non-calculus based) or
  • PHYS 272 - Physics II (calculus based) - 3 credits
  • PHYS 202 - Physics II Lab - 2 credits

Total Sem .Hrs. - 46

 All required core courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

 

CORE ELECTIVES

Core electives are to be selected from the course listing below. Students must include in their selection at least 15/16 semester hours at the 300-400 level with a minimum of 8 semester hours at the 400 level excluding BIOL 403 (Biology Seminar, a core requirement). Core electives must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better.

 Core Electives

BIOL 205 -  Biology of Environmental Pollution - 3 credits

BIOL 301 - Heredity and Human Affairs - 3 credits

BIOL 304 - Biology of Drug Plants - 3 credits

BIOL 306 - Embryology and Development - 4 credits

BIOL 307 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy -  4 credits

BIOL 310 - Pathogenic Microbiology - 4 credits

BIOL 311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credits

BIOL 312 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credits

BIOL 405 - Independent Investigations - 1-3 credits

BIOL 407 - Ecology of Environmental Adaptation - 3 credits

BIOL 410 - Immunology - 3 credits

BIOL 415 - Plant Physiology - 4 credits

BIOL 462 - Topics in Biology- 3 credits

CHEM 310 - Biochemistry II - 3credits

Required Sciences Course

COSC 112 -  Computer Science I - 4 credits