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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology [BIO]


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The biology  major provides a solid foundation in biology yet retains considerable flexibility. Students in this major can prepare for a variety of biology-related employment opportunities or for entry into graduate or professional schools.

Career Potential

  • Medical professions
  • Environmental biologist
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Molecular biologist

Biological Sciences Department Course Retake Policy

A student is only permitted to retake a BIO course once per college policy. Any exceptions require permission of the instructor and the department chair and would only be granted on the last day of preregistration. The department considers enrollment in a course past the drop/add period as a retake, even if the student withdraws from the course before receiving a grade.

 

Select 15 additional credit hours of biology elective courses


Biology elective course are defined as biology courses at the BIO 210 level or above open to biology majors.

C. Additional Requirements for the B.A.: 62 credit hours


  • Composition and General Education Courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-12 credit hours
  • Free Elective Courses as needed to complete the 124 credit hour total

D. Additional Requirements for the B.S.: 62 credit hours


Students are required to complete 72 credit hours of science and math courses which may be taken from the following prefixes: BIO, BMS, CAP (except CAP 100 and 104), CHE (except CHE 224, 225, 305 and 306), CON, ENS, GLY, MAT, MCS, PHY.

Additional requirements include:

  • Composition and General Education courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign language courses: 0-3 credit hours
  • Additional science or math: 10 credit hours
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 124 credit hour total

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.S. in Biology over four years


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Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 17


Fourth Year Fall


BIO elective (3 cr. hr.)
BIO elective (3 cr. hr.)
Science elective (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


BIO elective (3 cr. hr.)
Science elective (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


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