2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology [BIO]


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This 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

  • Health professions
  • Environmental biologist
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technologist

A. Biology Courses: 36 credit hours


  • Biology Elective Courses

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: 22-35 credit hours

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


  • Composition and General Education Courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-3 credit hours
  • Additional Science or Math: 10 credit hours
  • Free Elective Courses: 21-25 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


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


First Year


Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 17


  • GE course
  • GE course or free elective

Spring Total credit hours: 16


  • GE course
  • Free elective
  • GE course or free elective

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 14-15


  • Science or math elective
  • GE course
  • Free elective

Spring Total credit hours: 13-15


  • Biology elective
  • Science or math elective
  • GE course

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-18


  • Biology elective
  • Science or math elective
  • Free elective
  • Free elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15-17


  • Biology elective
  • Biology elective
  • GE course
  • Free elective
  • Free elective

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