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2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses 
    
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major - General Biology Option


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The General Biology option provides exposure to all the major conceptual areas of biology. It is intended for students wishing to tailor a program to match their interests. It prepares students for professional careers in veterinary medicine or graduate school in a broad area of the biological sciences. It is also recommended for those students who are undecided about specific career goals in biology.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY - GENERAL BIOLOGY OPTION:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Specific Departmental Requirements:


Subtotal Specific Departmental Requirements: Credits - 46


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirements - Credits: 28


Recommended Courses


(suggested for those students anticipating graduate school): Math 221, Calculus I, Phys 201 and 202 Physics - Non Calculus I and II

Total Major Requirements - Credits: 74


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120


 

 

Note: Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: The following courses require a grade of C- or better for continued progression through the degree program: BIO 112 , BIO 113 , BIO 206 , BIO 207 , BIO 260 .

Note: Students double majoring in Chemistry-Biochemistry Option and Biology-General or Biology-Cellular and Molecular Biology Option may take the senior seminar sequence in either chemistry (Chem 496 and 497) or biology (Bio 496 and 497); these students do not have to take both senior seminar sequences.

*Biology-General Biology majors may meet the Math 121 auxiliary requirement with a higher-level Math course, such as Math 210, 221 or 222.

General Biology Option Suggested Course Sequence


  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester    
  BIO 112 
CHEM 150 
MATH 110  or MATH 113 1
LIBERAL ARTS
  4
4
4
4
  BIO 113 
CHEM 151 
MATH 121 
COMP 150 
  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   16
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
 

BIO 206 
CHEM 250 3
COMP 250 
LIBERAL ARTS

  4
4
4
4
 

BIO 207 
BIO 260 
CHEM 251 4
LIBERAL ARTS

 

  4
4
4
4
 
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   16
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

LIBERAL ARTS
BIO 320 
MATH 201 
ES 100 /PE

 

4
4
4
1

 

BIO 321 
BIO 496 
EGC
Upper-division Bio

  4
3
4
4
  Total Credits   132   Total Credits   15
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
 

BIO 497 
Upper-division Bio
EGC
Upper-division elective

  3
4
4
4
 

Upper-division Bio
3 Upper-division electives

  4
11-12
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   15-162
               
  Total Upper-Division Credits Required   49-50        
  Total Credits   122-123        

1 The math course that a student will take is determined by a placement test. There are five levels of math that one may enter. Placement into a course lower than Math 110 will delay this schedule, and placement into a higher course than Math 110 will accelerate it.

2 During these semesters students should take additional courses in preparation for a biology career, medical school, veterinary, or graduate school. Your biology faculty advisor can help you with the selection of these courses.

3 Courses offered fall term only.

4 Courses offered winter term only.

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