2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in Biology

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major:  BIOB 160, BIOB 161, CHMY 141, M 171, and STAT 216.  Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to minimize the number of courses needed to satisfy the requirements of the major.
NOTE:  10 credits will be filled with requirements below, leaving 21 credits needed in General Education.
31
Language Requirement (see page 122) 8
Biology Requirements
*BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems 3
*BIOB 161 Principles of Living Systems Laboratory 1
BIOB 170 Principles of Biological Diversity 3
BIOB 171 Principles of Biological Diversity Laboratory 1
BIOB 260 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
BIOB 261 Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
BIOB 375 General Genetics 3
BIOB 376 General Genetics Lab 1
BIOB 425 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOB 426 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology Lab 1
BIOB 490 Undergraduate Research 2
BIOB 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone 1
BIOE 370 General Ecology 3
BIOE 371 General Ecology Laboratory 1
Unrestricted Biology electives
Selected in consultation with advisor.  At least 7 credits should be in upper division courses.
15
Biology Total 42
Chemistry Requirements
*CHMY 141 College Chemistry I 3
*CHMY 142 College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II 3
CHMY 144 College Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHMY 211 Elements of Organic Chemistry 3
CHMY 212 Elements of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
BCH 380 Biochemistry 3
BCH 381 Biochemistry Lab 1
Chemistry Total 16
Mathematics or Statistics Requirement
(choose one of the following)
*M 171 Calculus I 4
*STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
Mathematics/Statistics Total 4
*May satisfy General Education requirements.
Total minimum credits required for major 62
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives
The total number of elective credits required for the degree will be determined by the number of courses a student elects to take which fulfill both the General Education requirements and the major requirements.  For students taking the minimum number of upper division credits in the natural sciences, at least 10 of the elective credits must be 300-level or higher.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.
23
Total minimum credits required for degree 120
Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

 

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

First Year F S
BIOB 160/161 4  
BIOB 170/171   4
CHMY 141/142 4  
CHMY 143/144   4
General Education V V
Elective V V
Totals 15 15
Second Year F S
BIOB 260/261 4  
BIOB 375/376   4
CHMY 211/212   4
Math 4  
General Education V V
Totals 15 15
Third Year F S
BIOE 370/371 4  
Language  4 4
Biology Electives  4 4
General Education V V
Electives V  
Totals 15  15 
Fourth Year F S
BCH 380/381 4  
BIOB 425/426   4
BIOB 490 2  
BIOB 499   1
Biology Electives 4 3
General Education V V
Electives    V V
Totals 15 15

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