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Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Total credit hours: 122

Required Curriculum

Core and General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

FYE College Connections requirements for students in the BA in Biology:

BIO 102 Internship Preparation for FYE 102 Career Connections
BIO 216 Seasonal Field Ecology for FYE 201 Concept Connections
BIO 200 Science Writing for FYE 202 Communication Connections

The College of Arts and Sciences requires an additional 12 credits in General Education from the disciplines within the College for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students majoring in biology may take certain Major & Allied Requirements marked with an asterisk (*) to fulfill both general education and major requirements.

Major Requirements (27 credit hours)
BIO 201  Principles of Biology I
BIL 201   Principles of Biology I Lab
BIO 202  Principles of Biology II
BIL 202   Principles of Biology II Lab
BIO 307  Cell Biology
BIL 307   Cell Biology Lab
BIO 308  Genetics
BIL 308   Genetics Lab
BIO 317  Principles of Ecology
BIO 335  General Microbiology
BIL 335   General Microbiology Lab
BIO 402  Introduction to Research
BIO 490  Senior Biology Seminar

Allied Requirements (19 credit hours)
CHM 181* General College Chemistry I
CHL 181*  General College Chemistry I Lab
CHM 182* General College Chemistry II
CHL 182*  General College Chemistry II Lab
CHM 301  Organic Chemistry I
CHL 301   Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 302  Organic Chemistry II
CHL 302   Organic Chemistry II Lab
MTH 212   Statistics

Electives in a Concentration of the student’s choice  (23– 29 credit hours)

Concentration for Occupational Therapy
BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330  Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331  Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
PSY 110 General Psychology
PHS 201 College Physics I
PLA 201  College Physics I Lab

Electives  (7 credit hours)

a.   Electives in Natural Sciences such as Medical Terminology
b.   Electives such as additional courses in Psychology; in Sociology; and in Communications

Concentration for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330  Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331  Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
BIO 340 Pathophysiology
BIO 401 Parasitology
BIO 403  Immunology
BIO 407 Human Genetics
BIO 419  Molecular Biology

Additional Electives from any academic discipline  (4 credit hours)

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Total credit hours: 122

Required Curriculum

Core and General Education Requirements (39 credit hours)

FYE College Connections requirements for student in the BS in Biology:

BIO 102 Internship Preparation for FYE 102 Career Connections
BIO 216 Seasonal Field Ecology for FYE 201 Concept Connections
BIO 200 Science Writing for FYE 202 Communication Connections

Major Requirements 

Students majoring in biology may take certain Major & Allied Requirements marked with an asterisk (*) to fulfill both general education and major requirements.

BIO 201* Principles of Biology I
BIL 201*  Principles of Biology I Lab
BIO 202  Principles of Biology II
BIL 202   Principles of Biology II Lab
BIO 307  Cell Biology
BIL 307   Cell Biology Lab
BIO 308  Genetics
BIL 308   Genetics Lab
BIO 317  Principles of Ecology
BIO 335  General Microbiology
BIL 335  General Microbiology Lab
BIO 402  Introduction to Research
BIO 490  Senior Biology Seminar

Allied Requirements  (33 credit hours)

CHM 181* General College Chemistry I
CHL 181*  General College Chemistry I Lab
CHM 182* General College Chemistry II
CHL 182*  General College Chemistry II Lab
CHM 301   Organic Chemistry I
CHL 301    Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 302   Organic Chemistry II
CHL 302    Organic Chemistry II Lab
PHS 201    College Physics I
PLA 201    College Physics I Lab
PHS 202    College Physics II
PLA 202     College Physics II Lab
MTH 212    Statistics
MTH 135 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Electives in a Concentration of the student’s choice   (18 credit hours)

Health Sciences Concentration

BIO 114  Medical Terminology
BIO 313  Nutrition Science
BIO 330  Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330   Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331  Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331   Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
BIO 340  Pathophysiology
BIO 403  Immunology
(Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or Physics courses.)

The Chemistry Minor can be achieved by taking the following Chemistry courses:

CHM 305  Basic Biochemistry
CHL 305   Basic Biochemistry Lab

Cellular & Molecular Concentration
BIO 403   Immunology
BIO 407   Human Genetics
BIO 411   Biotechnology
BIO 419   Molecular Biology
CHM 305 Basic Biochemistry
CHL 305  Basic Biochemistry Lab
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences
(Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or Physics courses.)

General Biology Concentration
BIL 317   Principles of Ecology Lab
BIO 305  Botany
BIL 305   Botany Lab
BIO 440  Conservation Biology
ONE of the following courses in cellular/molecular biology
a.  BIO 403   Immunology
b.  BIO 407   Human Genetics
c.  BIO 411   Biotechnology
d.  BIO 419   Molecular Biology
ONE of the following courses with lab
a.  BIO 306 Vertebrate Zoology
BIL 306 Vertebrate Zoology Lab
b.  BIO 311   Invertebrate Zoology
BIL 311  Invertebrate Zoology Lab
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences
(Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or Physics courses)

Environmental Biology Concentration
PHS 112  Earth Science
ENV 202  Society, Environment & Sustainability
BIO 216   Seasonal Field Ecology
ENV 412  Environmental Statutes and Regulations
ONE of the following courses with lab
BIO 311   Invertebrate Zoology
BIL 311    Invertebrate Zoology Lab
BIO 401   Parasitology
BIL 401    Parasitology Lab

Biology Minor

Total credit hours: 25

Required Curriculum

BIO 201 Principles of Biology I
BIL 201  Principles of Biology I Lab
BIO 202 Principles of Biology II
BIL 202  Principles of Biology II Lab
BIO 307 Cell Biology
BIL 307  Cell Biology Lab
BIO 308 Genetics
BIL 308  Genetics Lab
BIO 317 Principles of Ecology
Electives   Any 300 or higher level BIO course.
Allied requirements are the same as for a Biology major.