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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BS


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The Biology curriculum appears below. In addition to the 9-credit freshman course in General Biology, biology majors will select 33 credits of Biology electives with at least one course in each of the following five course groups (special exemption may be made by permission of the chairperson).

Additional Information


Biology majors may use up to 6 credits in Chemistry (CHEM 350 , CHEM 351 ,CHEM 360 , CHEM 450 , CHEM 451  ) or Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB 440  , BCMB 464  as Biology electives.

See the Pre-Medical Program  section for the pre-medical advisor’s elective recommendations for pre-professional students.

Biology Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

     
MAJOR (GE NSCI) BIOL 141 - (E) General Biology BIOL 142 - (E) General Biology  4.5 4.5
COGNATE CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry CHEM 113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  4.5 4.5
GE WRTG - SPCH WRTG 107 - Composition COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy    3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy  3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
GE FSEM INTD 100 - Freshman Seminar  1  
    16 18

Second Year

   
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Biology Electives 4.5 4
COGNATE CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry  4.5 4.5
GE QUAN–COGNATE MATH 103 (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I 1  4 4
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective   3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 210 Ethics T/RS 121 (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  3 3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education  1  
     17 18.5

Third Year

   
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Biology Electives 4.5 5
COGNATE PHYS 120 - (E) General Physics PHYS 121 - (E) General Physics   4 4
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective 3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives   3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education   1
    17.5 16

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Biology Electives   7.5  7.5
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective   3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives  6 3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education   1
    16.5  14.5
 

Total: 134 Credits

 1MATH 103  (taken before MATH 114 ) if indicated by Math Placement Test. Otherwise, credits may be taken in math, biology, chemistry or physics.

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