2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, cont'd

 

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Biology
Environmental Sciences Option

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 Gen Ed.
31
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 490 Undergraduate Research
OR BIOB 498 Internship/Cooperative Education
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
Eight credits of Biology electives to be chosen from:
BIOB 425 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOB 426 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology Lab 1
BIOE 483 Evolution and Ecology 3
BIOE 484 Evolution and Ecology Lab 1
BIOO 412 Animal Physiology 3
BIOO 433 Plant Physiology 3
BIOO 434 Plant Physiology Laboratory 1
BIOO 435 Plant Systematics 2
BIOO 436 Plant Systematics Lab 2
Total Biology 35
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
Eight credits of Chemistry electives to be chosen from:
BCH 380 Biochemistry 3
BCH 381 Biochemistry Lab 1
CHMY 311 Analytical Chemistry-Quantitative Analysis 3
CHMY 312 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory-Quantitative Analysis `
CHMY 421 Advanced Instrument Analysis 3
CHMY 422 Advanced Instrument Analysis Laboratory 2
Total Chemistry 20
Mathematics/Statistics Requirements
*M 171 Calculus I 4
*STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
Mathematics/Statistics Total 8
Physics Requirements
Choose one Physics course with lab.
*PHSX 205 College Physics I 3
*PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory
1
   OR
PHSX 220 Physics I 3
PHSX 221 Physics I Laboratory 1
Total 4
Earth Science and Geography Requirements
*GEO 101 Introduction to Physical Geology 3
*GEO 102 Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 1
GEO 205 Mineralogy 4
GEO 309 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 3
GPHY 282 Mapping Techniques 3
Six credits of Earth Science to be chosen from:
ERTH 303 Weather and Climate 4
ERTH 401 Geologic Field Methods 4
GPHY 380 Principles of GIS 3
Total Earth Science and Geography 20
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives
Recommended courses:
5
ENST 385 Environmental Impact and Policy Analysis 3
PHL 322 Philosophy and Environmental Ethics 3
Total Degree Requirements 120
*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Environmental Sciences Option

First Year F S
BIOB 160/161 4  
BIOB 170/171   4
CHMY 141/142 4  
CHMY 143/144   4
GEO 101/102 4  
M 171 or STAT 216 4  
M 171 or STAT 216   4
General Education   V
Totals 16 15
Second Year F S
BIOB 260/261 4  
BIOB 375/376   4
GPHY 282 3  
CHMY 211/212   4
GEO 205 3  
General Education V V
Totals 15 13
Third Year F S
Biology Elective    4
CHMY 311/312 4  
GEO 309 3  
Earth Science Elective   3
BIOE 370/371 4  
PHSX 205/206
or PHSX 220/221
4  
General Education   V
Electives  V 3
Totals 14 16
Fourth Year F S
Biology Elective    4
BIOM 360/361 4  
BIOB 490 1 1
BIOB 499   1
CHMY 421/422    4
Earth Science Elective 3  
General Education V V
Electives  V 4
Totals 14 17

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