Degree Requirements - B.S. in Biology


1st Semester (12 credits)

BIOL1251       General Biology I 
BIOL1253       General Biology I Lab
CHEM1201    General Chemistry I
CHEM1203    General Chemistry Lab I
ENWR1101    Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252        General Biology II 
BIOL1254        General Biology II Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry Lab II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Math Sequence
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL2250/BIOL2150      Ecology & Field Biology and Lab  (or)
MBIO2209/MBIO2219     Intro to Marine Biology
CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry Lab I
2Humanities Elective
Math Sequence

4th Semester (15 credits)

BIOL2237/BIOL2239     Human Structure & Function and Lab
BIOL2300        Experimental Design
CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
2Humanities Elective

5th Semester (15 credits)

BIOL2210/BIOL2211     Genetics and Lab
BIOL3225/BIOL3226     General Microbiology & Lab
PHYS2203      University Physics I
PHYS2201      Physics Lab I
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 

6th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL3345     Molecular Genetics
CHEM3281  Biochemistry I
PHYS2204   University Physics II
PHYS2202   Physics Lab II
SPCH____   3Speech/Prof Communication Elective
4Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL4405     5Ethics in Science
BIOL4432     Selected Studies in Biology 
BIOL4900     Biology Seminar I
BIOL4855/BIOL4856     Techniques: Theories & Applications
UNIV2002   Global Issues
6Free Elective

8th Semester (14 credits)

BIOL4240/BIOL4241     Molecular Cell Biology & Lab
BIOL4420     Evolution
BIOL4901     Biology Seminar II
6Free Elective
6Free Elective

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (1MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE):  In the freshman year students are required to take either Precalculus or Calculus. The first-year course must be followed by a second mathematics course in sequence, i.e., Calculus I or Calculus II.

2HUMANITIES:  Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses:  ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.

3SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

4SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  Take three credits of coursework in COMM, CRIM, POLS, PSYC or SOCI.

5ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

ART AND CULTURE:  This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  This requirement will be satisfied by CHEM1201 and 1202.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

6FREE ELECTIVES:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor, but may include no more than six credits of “1000” level Biology courses. (Students may not take BIOL1201-1202 and BIOL1101-1102). Physical Education is recommended for students to go on to schools of Veterinary Medicine.  Foreign language is recommended for students intending to go on to Graduate School.

The Program is designed for students who plan to attend Graduate school or who wish to prepare for admission to a School of Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, Optometry, etc., as well as those interested in entering directly into the workforce.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.