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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, (BS)


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Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education  42
Major Core 33
Major Electives 23
Electives 22
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.

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.

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.

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science


Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than 1 course may be from the Wellness category.

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 - 21 to 22 credits


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