Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, (BS)


Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education  42
Major Core 30
Major Electives 23
Electives 25
Total Credits 120

The required coursework for the biology major (BS) and each concentration in addition to the core curriculum and special requirements from the General Education Curriculum. Students planning to apply to graduate school in the biological sciences may consider BIOL 490 - Research  in addition to the required courses.

Special Requirements in the General Education Curriculum


Students seeking the Biology major must complete the following General Education Curriculum requirements

General Education Curriculum


University Success Skills


(1 credit)

Communication


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.

Mathematics


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Arts and Humanities


Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science


Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science


Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Religion


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies


Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

Major Electives


Additional major course requirements for the biology (BS) program are:

General Electives - 25 credits