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General Biology Option

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The general biology option is designed for students who wish to prepare for fields requiring a general background in biology or to follow preprofessional curricula for which general preparation in biology is required or recommended. The major requires ancillary coursework in chemistry, computer science, and mathematics.


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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS HRS
A. General Education Component 41-47
B. Major Requirements:
Principles of Biology (111) 4
Principles of Biology (112) 4
Biological Literature (200W) 1
Cell Biology (305) 4
Genetics (306) 4
Microbiology (307) 4
Senoir Assessment Seminar (498) 1
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Fungi, Plants):
One course from Biology 362, 363, 429, 460, 463 3-4   
Organismal Biology (Protistans, Animals):
Two courses from Biology 310, 311, 340, 341, 403, 408, 433, 451, 452, 471, 472 6-8
Population Biology:
Evolution (312) 3
One course from Biology 411, 412, 413, 421, 423 4
TOTAL 38-41
Prescribed Supporting Courses:
Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125) or higher level computer science or computer information systems course 3
Pre-calculus Algebra (MA 112) or Pre-calculus Trigonometry (MA 113) or Pre-calculus Algebra & Trigonometry (MA 115) or Calculus I (MA 125) 3-4
General Chemistry (CH 111, CH 111L, CH 112, CH 112L) 8
TOTAL 14-15
C. Minor:
A minor or second major in some field is required for General Biology 18-26
D. General Elective Hours: to bring total to 128