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Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

Biology major  (78-86 credits)


Required biology core courses (62-65)
BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology (15)
BI 314 Introductory Genetics (4)
BI 315 Cell Biology (4)
BI 316 Evolution (4)
BI 331 General Microbiology (4)
Choose one: (4-5)
BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
Choose one: (4)
BI 357 General Ecology
BI 454 Plant Ecology
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry (5 each)
Math (8-10) Choose an option:
A. MTH 112 Elementary Functions (4)
     MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
B. MTH 251 Calculus I (5)
     MTH 252 Calculus II (5)
C. MTH 251 Calculus I (5)
     MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)


Select one of the following six emphases:

 


General biology emphasis (16-19 credits)


Cell/Development (4)
Choose one:
BI 326 Developmental Biology
BI 432 Immunology
BI 475 Molecular Biology


Anatomy and Physiology (8-10)
Choose two:
BI 324 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5)
BI 330 Plant Physiology (5)
BI 371 Structure of Seed Plants (4)
BI 434 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (4)


Field Biology of Animals (4-5)
Choose one:
BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
BI 474 Biology of Insects (5)


All students pursuing this emphasis must complete BI 321 as their required biol­ogy core option. In addition, students may choose any of the three mathematics op­tions of the required biology core.


Botany emphasis (17-19 credits)


BI 330 Plant Physiology (5)
BI 371 Structure of Seed Plants (4)
Two upper division courses approved by advisor (8-10)


All students pursuing this emphasis must complete BI 321 and BI 454 as their required biology core option. In addition, math op­tion B or C of the required biology core is strongly recommended.


Ecology emphasis (17-18 credits)


BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
BI 454 Plant Ecology (4)
BI 461 Conservation Biology (4)
One upper division course approved by advisor (4-5)


All students pursuing this emphasis must complete BI 357 as their required biology core option. Furthermore, all students must complete option B as their required biology core math option. In addition, MTH 243 is strongly recommended.


Molecular/cell emphasis (18-19 credits)


BI 475 Molecular Biology (4)
CH 312 Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 450 Biochemistry I (3)
CH 451 Biochemistry II (3)

One upper division course approved by advisor (4-5)

Students pursuing this emphasis must com­plete option C as their required biology core math option. Students must also complete the physical science minor.


Pre-professional emphasis (19-21 credits)


CH 451 Biochemistry II (3)
BI 336 Human Histology and Physiology (4)
Choose an option (8-9)
A. BI 324 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5)
    BI 434 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (4)
B. BI 334 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
     BI 335 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
One upper division course approved by advisor (4-5)


All students pursuing this emphasis must complete BI 357 as their required biology core option. Students must also complete either a chemistry or physical science minor.


Zoology emphasis (18-19 credits)


BI 324 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5)
BI 434 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (4)
BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
One upper division course approved by advisor (4-5)


All students pursuing this emphasis must complete BI 317 and BI 357 as their required biology core option. In addition, option B or C of the required biology core math option is strongly recommended.


Biology program:
1. Biology majors, regardless of the emphasis, are required to maintain a C average in courses that are used to satisfy biology degree requirements.
2. Students graduating in the various emphases of the biology major are required to take a standardized exit exam in their last year.


Biology minor (27 credits)


BI 211, 212, and 213 or an equivalent sequence (15)
Upper-division courses approved by a biology advisor (12)


Students are required to maintain a C aver­age in courses that are used to satisfy biol­ogy minor degree requirements.


Human biology minor (27 credits)


BI 234, 235, 236 Human Anatomy & Physiology (12)
BI 318 Microbiology for the Health Sciences (4)
BI 441 Human Heredity (3)
HE 325 Nutrition (4)
PSY 311 Developmental Psychology (4)


Students are required to maintain a C aver­age in courses that are used to satisfy human biology minor degree requirements.


Biology teacher education degree (70-73 credits)


BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology (15)
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry (15)
BI 314 Introductory Genetics (4)
BI 315 Cell Biology (4)
BI 316 Evolution (4)
BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
BI 331 General Microbiology (4)
BI 357 General Ecology (4)
ES 351 Geology for Educators (3)

Cell/development (4)
Choose one:
BI 326 Developmental Biology
BI 432 Immunology
BI 475 Molecular Biology

Anatomy and physiology (8-10)
Choose two:
BI 324 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5)
BI 330 Plant Physiology (5)
BI 371 Structure of Seed Plants (4)
BI 434 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (4)

Field biology of animals (4-5)
Choose one:
BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
BI 474 Biology of Insects (5)


*BI 211, 212, 213; CH 221, 222, 223 or PH 201, 202, 203 are to be counted as the LACC requirement in laboratory science.


All students pursing this degree must complete PH 201, 202, 203 (general physics) or PH 211, 212, 213 (General physics with calculus) as part of the LACC laboratory science requirement and MTH 112 must be completed as the additional degree require­ment in mathematics. Furthermore, this program does not lead to a biology degree but may lead to an education degree fol­lowing the completion of the professional education core in the College of Education. Requirements for admission into education programs can be obtained from the College of Education.

 
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