2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, cont'd

 

Bachelor of Science 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
Biology Requirements
BCH 380 Biochemistry 3
BCH 381 Biochemistry Lab 1
*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
BIOM 360 General Microbiology 3
BIOM 361 General Microbiology Lab 1
Upper Division Biology Electives selected in consultation with advisor 11
Biology Total 46
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 321 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHMY 322 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHMY 324 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
Chemistry Total 16
Mathematics or Statistics Requirement
Choose two of the following:
*M 171 Calculus I 4
M 172 Calculus II 4
PSYX 223/224 Research Design and Analysis I with Lab 4
*STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
Mathematics/Statistics Total 8
Physics Requirements
(Choose one Physics sequence)
*PHSX 205 College Physics I 3
*PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory 1
PHSX 207 College Physics II  
PHSX 208 College Physics II Laboratory 1
OR  
PHSX 220 Physics I 1
PHSX 221 Physics I Laboratory 1
PHSX 232 Physics II and Thermo 3
PHSX 233 Physics II and Thermo Laboratory 1
Physics Total 8
Unrestricted Electives
Recommended electives:
15
CHMY 311 Analytical Chemistry-Quantitative Analysis 3
CHMY 312 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory-Quantitative Analysis 1
Total minimum credits required for major 78
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

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.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science in Biology

First Year F S
BIOB 160/161 4  
BIOB 170/171   4
CHMY 141/142 4  
CHMY 143/144   4
M 171 or STAT 216 4  
M 172 or PSYX 223/224   4
General Education V V
Totals 15 15
Second Year F S
BIOB 260/261 4  
BIOB 375/376   4
CHMY 321/322 4  
CHMY 323/324   4
General Education V V
Totals 15 15
Third Year F S
BCH 380/381 4  
BIOB 425/426   4
BIOE 370/371 4  
PHSX 205/206 or 220/221 4  
PHSX 207/208 or 232/233   4
Biology Electives   4
Gen Ed/Electives V V
Totals 15  15 
Fourth Year F S
BIOM 360/361 4  
BIOB 490 2  
BIOB 499    1
Biology Electives 3 4
General Ed/Electives V V
Totals 15 15

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