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Major Areas of Study: BIOLOGY


Course Offerings and Major/Minor Requirements


Course Offerings
By number with credit-hours in parenthesis.
For more information on a specific course, visit the department web site.

100. Science and Society (3)
106. Contemporary Biologic Issues (3)

  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Science
  • Concepts in Evolution
  • Genetic Frontiers and Biotechnology
  • Human Biology
  • Human Diseases
107. Biology Laboratory I (1)
108. Biology Laboratory II (1)
111. Organismal Biology I (3)
112. Organismal Biology II (3)
121. Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
122. Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
213. Functional Histology (4)
221. Vascular Plant Systematics (3)
226. Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
232. Vertebrate Natural History (3)
240. Animal Behavior (3)
304. Evolution (4)
305. Human Genetics (3)
306. Genetics (4)
308. General Ecology (4)
312. Microbiology (4)
321. Advanced Botany (4)
336. Cellular Physiology (4)
346. Pathophysiology (3)
368. Fundamental Neuroscience (4)
373. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
375. Molecular Biology (4)
385. Topics in Biology (1-4)
420. Senior Seminar (3)
421-422. Biological Research (2-2)

Major Requirements (46 credit hours)

  • Biology 111, 107, 112, 108, 226, 306, 308, 336, 420 (taken in the junior or senior year)
  • Chemistry 111, 112
  • Electives:
    At most, one course selected from EVSC 121, 421; MBIO 211, 411; CVSC 231, 431; or NRSC 201. Remaining requirements may come from biology courses not counted above, as well as from CVSC 331 and NRSC 386. Gen Ed issues courses (the 106 group) count as two credit hours toward the major. BIOL 305 cannot be counted as credit
    toward the biology major.

Biology Minor Requirements (19 hours)

  • BIOL 111, 107, 112, 108, 226, and a minimum of eight additional credit hours from courses at the 200-level or higher. (Only Biology courses will count toward the minor.)


Human Biology Minor
(19 hours)

  • BIOL 121, 122, one of the following 305 or 306
  • Electives:
    • BIOL 213, 312, 346, 368
    • MBIO 211
    • NRSC 201, 386

 

Teacher Licensure Requirements

  • Life sciences or integrated science, grades 7-12. Contact the Education department for specific course requirements.

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, which are required of all students to graduate.

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