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Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Total credit hours: 120

REQUIRED CURRICULUM

Core and General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

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

LUC 102 College Connections
BIO 208 Plant Science and Society for LUC 201 Concept Connection
LUC 200 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 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

Natural Science Electives 14- 23 s.h.

EXS 210/ EXL 210 Exercise Physiology
EXS 320/ EXL 320 Biomechanics
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences

Students may choose a concentration by taking the courses below:

A.     Concentration for Occupational Therapy

The student preparing to apply to professional school in Occupational Therapy may take instead the Bachelor of Science Biology Major or the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (B.A.I.S.) with a Concentration in Natural Sciences, as long as they meet the pre-requisites of the particular programs to which they apply. *

* Many graduate training programs in Occupational Therapy are currently transitioning from Master (MOT) to Doctorate (OTD). Admissions criteria will differ. The student is strongly encouraged to identify the specific requirements for the programs to which they are interested in applying.

BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
PSY 110 General Psychology 3
PHS 201 College Physics I 4
PLA 201 College Physics I Lab 1

B. Concentration for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

This concentration is recommended for students interested in a career in the clinical laboratory. A student who successfully completes this B.A. and gains admission to a clinical lab science training program can earn a certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS).

BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
BIO 340 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 401 Parasitology 3
BIO 403 Immunology 3
BIO 407 Human Genetics 3
BIO 419 Molecular Biology 3

 

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Total credit hours: 122

Required Curriculum

Core and General Education Requirements (39 credit hours)

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

LUC 102 College Connections
BIO 216 Seasonal Field Ecology for FYE 201 Concept Connections
LUC 200 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 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

Biology Approved Electives (19 credit hours) from the following:

Directed electives category (minimum of 11 hours)

BIO 114

BIO 208

BIO 307

BIL 307

BIO 313

BIO 330

BIL 330

BIO 331

BIL 331

BIO340

BIO 403

May choose Secondary Electives up to 10 credit hours to fulfill electives requirement

BIO 380

BIO 407

BIO 411

BIO 420

CHM 305

CHL 305

EXS 210

EXL 210

 

Students may complete Electives in a concentration of the student’s choice:

 

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
(Approved Electives)

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

CHM 305  Basic Biochemistry
CHL 305   Basic Biochemistry Lab

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
Additional Electives in Natural Sciences
(Approved Biology Directed and Secondary electives)

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.