May 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Major, BS, Multiple Options, BI01-10


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Major Code: BI01-BI10     Bachelor of Science          Summary Degree Requirements  

This program is ETPS (Missouri Eligible Training Provider System)approved, click on the logo for more information.

General Education Core 42 Requirements: 32 Hours


  • Area 1A     6 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences - see below for options
  • Area 1B     3 hours Civic Engagement - see below for options
  • Area 2A     6 hours Written Communication - see below for options
  • Area 2B     3 hours Oral Communication - see below for options
  • Area 3       7 hours Natural Science 1 with and 1 without lab - fulfilled BIO 0108  /BIO 0109  and CHEM 0140  /CHEM 0141  
  • Area 4       3 hours Mathematics - fulfilled by MATH 0140  or MATH 0150  
  • Area 5A     6 hours Humanites - see below for options
  • Area 5B     3 hours Fine Arts -  see below for options
  • Area 5C     3 hours Global Competencies - see below for options
  • Area 5D     2 hours Health and Wellness - see below for options

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Institutional Degree Requirement: 1 Hour


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

Electives: 23 Hours


As needed to total 120 approved credit hours (including 39 upper division 300-400 level).

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Total Hours: 120


MATH 140 or 150 fulfills General Education Core Requirements Area 4 (3 hours) and BIO 108/109 and CHEM 140/141 fulfill Area 7A&B.

Institutional requirement UE 0100  may also be met by HNRS 0101  (2 credit hours).

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.

Policy regarding courses that involve independent student work: No more than 4 credit hours total of BIO 0297 - Independent Research in Biology , BIO 0299 - Independent Study in Biology , BIO 0455 - Laboratory Assistant Practicum , BIO 0491 - Internship in Biology , BIO 0492 - Service Learning in Biology , BIO 0497 - Advanced Independent Research in Biology , and/or BIO 0499 - Advanced Independent Study in Biology  will count as Biology electives toward the BS in Biology degree.

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