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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in biology is designed for students who are interested in careers which require an extensive background in biology. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, the student will have met the minimum Major Requirements for admission to graduate and professional schools. Students planning to enter graduate school are encouraged to participate in one of the ongoing research projects in the School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Admission to the Program

Admission to the program is through formal declaration of major and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

Requirements for Major in Biology

In addition to the CSEM requirements, Biology majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in MAT 241 - Calculus I with Analytic Geometry . Biology majors may substitute PH 241 - General Physics I  /  PH 242 - General Physics II  for PH 251 - College Physics I  /  PH 252 - College Physics II . In the second year, during the BI 222 - Biology Sophomore Seminar , all Biology majors will take an exam reviewing the material covered in BI 141 , BI 142  and BI 240 . Continuation in the program will be contingent upon successfully passing this exam.

Course Requirements

Refer to the vertical curriculum for additional course requirements.

Biology: Total Semester Hours=125

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

First Semester

Total: 13

Total: 18

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 12

Second Semester

Total: 13


GE = General Education Courses

* Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**MARCHlNG BAND MEMBERS ONLY, MUST substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band .

**ROTC MEMBERS ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104L - Basic Military Science Laboratory . (ROTC)

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