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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BS


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Major Code: BI01-BI10

General Education Requirements: 34-35 Hours (46-47 Hours*)


See Baccalaureate Degree General Education Curriculum Requirements. 

Electives: 24-25 Hours


Total Hours: 124 ****


*Required courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics satisfy major requirements and 12 hours of the General Education Requirements.
**Electives should be chosen based on the following divisions: BiomedicalSciences, Field/Conservation Biology, General Biology (see below)
***This combination of required courses fulfills computer literacy requirement.
****Must include at least 40 Upper Division (300 - 400 level) hrs.

Although not required for the BS in Biology, some students may need additional courses to meet admission requirements for professional or graduate school. Students should contact their advisor and prospective professional or graduate school for information regarding the specific courses required.

Biomedical Sciences: 15 Hours


Students interested in pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy or pre-occupational therapy, or pre-veterinary studies should consider courses that are listed within the area of biomedical sciences. Many of these courses may be required by professional schools such as medical schools or pharmacy schools.

Recommended courses:

Field/Conservation Biology: 15 Hours


Students interested in botany, conservation, ecology, evolution, marine biology, wildlife, zoology, or other related topics should consider courses that are listed within the area of field or conservation biology. These courses provide a solid educational background for students wanting to pursue graduate studies or careers in these related areas.

Recommended courses:

General Biology: 15 Hours


Students interested in a more broad range of biological topics should consider courses that are listed within the area of general biology. These courses provide a diverse educational background that would allow students to pursue graduate studies or careers in a wide range of biological sciences.

Recommended courses:

  • Two from each of the following: Biomedical Sciences electives and Field/Conservation Biology electives

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