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Biology Major Requirements & Frequency of Course Offerings

Biology Major (46 Hours)

Biology Major Requirements:

BIOL 111 (Organismal Biology I) and 107 (lab) = 4 hours ________ (4)

BIOL 112 (Organismal Biology II) and 107 (lab) = 4 hours ________ (4)

BIOL 226 (Intro. to Cell & Molecular Biology) = 3 hours ________ (3)

BIOL 306 (Genetics) = 4 hours ________ (4)

BIOL 308 (General Ecology) = 4 hours ________ (4)

BIOL 336 (Cell Physiology) = 4 hours ________ (4)

BIOL 420 Senior Seminar _________ (3) (taken in the Jr. or Sr. year)

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4) _________

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4) _________

ELECTIVES: 121, 122 (Anatomy & Physiology I, II; both these courses may be counted towards the major); 213 (Functional Histology); 221 (Vascular Plant Systematics); 232 (Vertebrate Natural History); 304 (Evolution); 312 (Microbiology); 321 (Advanced Botany); 346 (Pathophysiology); 368 (Advanced Neuroscience); 373 (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy); 375 (Molecular Biology); 421-422 (Biological Research); Conservation Science 331; Neuroscience 386. In addition, one course may be selected from Environmental Science 121, 421; Molecular Biology 211, 411; Conservation Science 231, 431; or Neuroscience 201. LAE issues courses (the 105 group) count as two credit hours toward the major.

Note: If you choose to do biological research (421-422), biology 420 (senior seminar) must be completed during the spring semester of your junior year.


Minor (19 hours)

Requirements: 111, 112, 107 (twice), 226 and a minimum of eight additional credit hours from courses at the 200 level or higher. Only biology courses will count for the minor.

Teacher Licensure - life sciences or integrated science, grades 7-12. Contact the education department for specific course requirements.

Last Update--- 21 October, 2010

 

General Plan for Course Offerings in the Biology Department

Please note: owing to a number of factors, course offerings may depart from this plan. Please be sure to consult with the biology chair before designing academic plans that require taking particular courses during particular terms.

Biology 107 (Biology Laboratory) - every semester
Biology 105 (Issues in Biology; designed for non-science majors) - every semester
Biology 111 (Organismal Biology I) - every fall semester
Biology 112 (Organismal Biology II) - every spring semester
Biology 121 (Anatomy & Physiology I) - every fall semester
Biology 122 (Anatomy & Physiology II) - every spring semester
Biology 213 (Functional Histology) - fall term - odd years
Biology 221 (Vascular Plant Systematics) - fall term - even years
Biology 226 (Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology) - every fall semester
Biology 232 (Vertebrate Natural History) - spring term - odd years
Biology 304 (Evolution) - spring term - even years
Biology 306 (Genetics) - every fall semester
Biology 308 (General Ecology) - every fall semester
Biology 312 (Microbiology) - every spring semester
Biology 321 (Advanced Botany) - spring term - even years
Biology 336 (Cellular Physiology) - every spring semester
Biology 346 (Pathophysiology) - every year
Biology 368 (Advanced Neuroscience) - every fall semester
Biology 373 (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy) - fall term - even years
Biology 375 (Molecular Biology) - spring term - odd years
Biology 420 (Senior Seminar) - every spring semester
Biology 421 (Senior Research) - every fall semester
Biology 422 (Senior Research) - every spring semester