2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Biological Sciences Major with Biology Education Option

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
BIOL 1115Principles of Biology Laboratory 1,21
BIOL 1116Principles of Biology Laboratory 1,21
BIOL 2004Genetics 33
BIOL 2134Cell Function and Differentiation 33
BIOL 2704Evolutionary Biology 33
BIOL 2804Ecology 33
CHEM 1035General Chemistry 1,23
CHEM 1036General Chemistry 1,23
Subtotal20
Major Requirements
BIOL 1004Biology Orientation Seminar 2,4,51
CHEM 1045General Chemistry Laboratory 21
CHEM 1046General Chemistry Laboratory 21
CHEM 2535Organic Chemistry 2,33
CHEM 2536Organic Chemistry 2,33
CHEM 2545Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2,31
CHEM 2546Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2,31
PHYS 2205General Physics 2,33
PHYS 2206General Physics 2,33
PHYS 2215General Physics Laboratory 2,31
PHYS 2216General Physics Laboratory 2,31
Subtotal19
Option Required Courses
BIOL 2304Plant Biology 33
BIOL 2504General Zoology 33
BIOL 2604General Microbiology 33
BIOL 2614General Microbiology Laboratory 31-2
BMSP 2135Human Anatomy & Physiology 33
GEOS 1014Evolution of the Earth-Life System3
Subtotal16-17
Elective Courses
Select at least 8 credits of Biological Sciences electives.8
a. Linked or Inclusive Laboratory Courses
Select at least two linked or inclusive laboratory courses of the following:
Insect Biology
and Insect Biology Laboratory 3
Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
Field and Laboratory Ecology 3
Plant Taxonomy 3
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
and Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory 3
Introductory Parasitology 3
Food Microbiology 3
Freshwater Ecology 3
Environmental Microbiology 3
Plant Ecology 3
Aquatic Entomology 3
Ornithology 3
Invertebrate Zoology 3
Freshwater Biomonitoring 3
Microbial Genetics
and Microbial Molecular Genetics and Physiology Laboratory 3
Pathogenic Bacteriology
and Pathogenic Bacteriology Lab 3
Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory 3
Bioinformatics Methods 3
b. Approved Biological Sciences Electives
Plants and Civilization
How Animals Think
Biotechnology in A Global Society 3
Invertebrate Zoology 3
Insect Biology 3
Insect Biology Laboratory 3
Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
Field and Laboratory Ecology 3
Human Genetics 3
Plant Taxonomy 3
Medical and Veterinary Entomology 3
Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory 3
Introductory Animal Physiology 3
Introductory Parasitology 3
Food Microbiology 3
Molecular Biology 3
Study Abroad (var. credit)
Freshwater Ecology 3
Environmental Toxicology 3
Developmental Biology 3
Global Change Ecology 3
Evolutionary Genetics 3
Environmental Microbiology 3
Plant Ecology 3
Aquatic Entomology 3
Ornithology 3
Ethology 3
Freshwater Biomonitoring 3
Neurochemical Regulation 3
Infectious Disease Ecology 3
Social Behavior of Birds and Mammals 3
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Senior Seminar 3
Microbial Genetics 3
Microbial Physiology 3
Microbial Molecular Genetics and Physiology Laboratory 3
Virology 3
Pathogenic Bacteriology 3
Immunology 3
Immunology Laboratory 3
Pathogenic Bacteriology Lab 3
Inflammation Biology 3
Bioinformatics Methods 3
Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry 3
Cytogenetics 3
Clinical Biology 3
Cancer Biology 3
Cell Biology 3
Independent Study (var. credit) 4
Undergraduate Research (var. credit) 4
Subtotal8
Free Electives
Select 11-12 credits11-12
Subtotal11-12
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select 3 credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select 6 credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select 6 credits in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
BIOL 1105Principles of Biology 1,23
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology 1,23
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus (5F) 23
MATH 1026Elementary Calculus (5F) 23
STAT 3615Biological Statistics (5A) 33
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select 6 credits = 3 design + 3 arts, or 6 integrated design/arts6
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select 3 credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal45
Total Credits119-121
1

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in BIOL 1105 Principles of Biology, BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology, BIOL 1115 Principles of Biology Laboratory, BIOL 1116 Principles of Biology Laboratory, CHEM 1035 General Chemistry, CHEM 1036 General Chemistry, or the equivalent. Only two attempts, including course withdrawals with grade of "W", are allowed for each course.

2

Courses have acceptable substitutions.

3

Some courses listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites, please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.

4

A combined maximum of 4 credits of BIOL 4974 Independent Study and/or BIOL 4994 Undergraduate Research taken as A-F can be used toward Biological Sciences elective credit.

5

BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar is required but will not count as major elective credit or be used to calculate in-major GPA.

Degree Core Requirements: 20 Credits
Biological Science Major Requirements: 19 Credits
Biological Science Option Requirements: 16-17 Credits
Biological Science Option Electives: 8 Credits
Total Pathways to General Education Requirements: 45 Credits
Total Free Electives: 11-12 Credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 120 Credits

Notes:

Students must have an in-major and overall GPA of 2.0 to graduate.

All BIOL courses (except BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar), any course taken to fulfill Biomedical Option elective credit, and all required CHEM, MATH, PHYS and STAT courses will be used to calculate in-major GPA.

Acceptable Substitutions

Required Course: Acceptable Substitution(s)

Cross-listed Courses on this Checksheet

Satisfactory Progress Toward Degree

  1. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in BIOL 1105 Principles of BiologyBIOL 1106 Principles of BiologyBIOL 1115 Principles of Biology LaboratoryBIOL 1116 Principles of Biology LaboratoryCHEM 1035 General ChemistryCHEM 1036 General Chemistry or equivalent upon attempting 45 credit hours (including transfer credit, advance placement or IB credit, advance standing credit, credit by examination, courses taken P/F, and courses completed with a grade of "W"). Only two attempts are allowed for each course.
  2. Students must achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 and in-major GPA of 2.2 upon attempting 45 credit hours (including transfer credit, advanced placement or IB credit, advance standing credit, credit by examination, courses taken P/F, and courses completed with a grade of "W").
  3. All BIOL courses (except BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar), any course taken to fulfill Biological Sciences elective credit, and all required CHEM, MATH, PHYS, and STAT courses will be used to calculate in-major GPA.
  4. The following courses must be completed by the time the student has attempted 72 hours.

College of Science Foreign Language Requirement

Students who did not successfully complete at least two years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language during high school must successfully complete six semester hours of a single foreign, classical, or sign language at the college level. Courses taken to meet this requirement do not count toward the hours required for graduation. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.