Majors and Options

Professional Biology Option

medstudentsThe professional biology option is designed especially for students who wish to prepare for positions in biology through graduate study or through research and technical areas at the baccalaureate level. This major prescribes a minor in chemistry and ancillary course work in computer science, mathematics, and physics. The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a biology major and a professional biology option.

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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
Senior 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
Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I and II (MA 121, 122) or Calculus I (MA 125) 4-6
Applied Statistics I (MA 345) 3
General Physics (PH 241, 242) or Technical Physics (PH 251, 252) 8-10
TOTAL 18-25
C. Minor: Chemistry
General Chemistry (CH 111, 111L, 112, 112L) 8
Electives from among Chemistry 311, 311L, 312, 312L, 321, 321 LW, 322, 322 LW, 341, 341L, 441  12-15
TOTAL 20-23
D. General Elective Hours: to bring total to 128