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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Biology, (BS)


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Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education  42
Major Core 24
Major Electives 34-35
Electives 19-20
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:
  • Credit(s): 3
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  • Choose four lecture courses at the 200 level with BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS prefixes and their corresponding laboratory courses for a total of 16 credits.
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  • Choose four courses at the 300-400 level with BIOL prefixes (one of which may be without a corresponding laboratory) for a total of 15-16 credits. All 300-400 level courses must have a BIOL prefix.

Note:


Students who take BIOL251/251L and BIOL252/252L in the 200 level component may not take BIOL302/302L and BIOL304/304L in the 300 level component OR Students who take BIOL302/302L and BIOL304/304L in the 300 level component may not take BIOL251/251L and BIOL252/252L.

General Electives - 19 to 20 credits


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