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Bachelor of Science, Biology Major (B.S.)

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with biology major include completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Core Courses
BIO 150        Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 151        Biology II: Unity and Diversity of Life
ISC 312        Junior Seminar
ISC 496A      Science Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B      Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research

C. Area of Concentration
Students completing a Biology major must concen¬trate in a specific area below:

Traditional Biology Concentration (39 credits)
Choose three out of the four following courses:
BIO 321        Microbiology
BIO 360        Biochemistry
BIO 485        Genetics
BIO 490        Cell and Molecular Biology
                      -AND-
Choose three out of the four following courses:
BIO 226        General Zoology
BIO 234        General Botany
BIO 271        Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272        Anatomy & Physiology II

Related Discipline Requirements (23-24 credits)
CHM 140      General Chemistry I
CHM 241      General Chemistry II
CHM 325      Organic Chemistry I
CHM 326      Organic Chemistry II
MTH 251      Calculus I
MTH 252      Calculus II
                        -OR-
MTH 325       Statistics

Environmental Studies Concentration (31 credits)
BIO 201         Ecology and the Environment
                      -AND-
Choose three out of the four following courses:
BIO 226         General Zoology
BIO 234         General Botany
BIO 321         Microbiology
BIO 485         Genetics

Related Discipline Requirements (28 credits)
CHM 140       General Chemistry I
CHM 241       General Chemistry II
CHM 325       Organic Chemistry I
CHM 350       Environmental Chemistry
ENV 135        Earth Science
ENV 320        Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
ENV 370        Environmental Policy and Regulations
MTH 325        Statistics

Biology Concentration for Secondary Teacher Certification (46 credits)
BIO 201         Ecology and the Environment
BIO 226         General Zoology
BIO 234         General Botany
BIO 257         Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 321         Microbiology
BIO 347         The Teaching of Biology
BIO 485         Genetics
BIO 490         Cell and Molecular Biology

Related Discipline Requirements (23-24 credits)
CHM 140       General Chemistry I
CHM 241       General Chemistry II
CHM 325       Organic Chemistry I
CHM 326       Organic Chemistry II
MTH 251       Calculus I
MTH 252       Calculus II
                        -OR-
MTH 325       Statistics

D. Suggested Electives
BIO 118         Medical Terminology
BIO 388         Cooperative Field Experience
BIO 488         Cooperative Field Experience
BIO 410         Special Topics in Biology
BIO 491         Independent Study