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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BS (43-380)


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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Apply fundamental biological principles from major areas of biology (ecology and evolutionary biology, organismal biology, and cellular and molecular biology) to solve problems in wildlife and natural resources conservation, health/biomedical fields, conservation enforcement and life science.
  • Use discipline appropriate laboratory/field techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety in order to answer biological questions.
  • Use the language and concepts of Biology to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrates an impact on society.

Biology Major (Area 1: General Biology), BS (43-01380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 2: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), BS (43-02380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 3: Wildlife & Natural Resource Conservation), BS (43-03380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 4: Integrative Biology, Plant Biology Emphasis), BS (43-04380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 4: Integrative Biology, Animal Biology Emphasis), BS (43-04380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 5: Biomedical/Cellular & Molecular Biology), BS (43-05380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 6: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet), BS (43-06380) (4 Year Guide)  

Biology Major (Area 7: Conservation Enforcement), BS (43-07380) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 63-77 Sem. Hours


Elect One of the 7 Areas: 34-48 Sem. Hours


Note:


It is strongly recommended to take GEOG 4220 - Geographic Information Systems I (3) , 3, as a free elective for those students interested in government agency jobs.

Choose Plant Biol. or Animal Biol. Emphasis (A or B): 22-24 Sem. Hours


General Education Requirements: 26-35 Sem. Hours


All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are either required or listed as a major option elective by this major:

Free Electives: 15-26 Sem. Hours


Area 1: 22 Sem. Hours
Area 2: 16-21 Sem. Hours
Area 3: 15-20 Sem. Hours
Area 4: 23-25 Sem. Hours
Area 5: 25 Sem. Hours
Area 6: 15 Sem. Hours
Area 7: 17-18 Sem. Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours


10 Competency 10 course

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