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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesBSCIBS in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Program RequirementsCredits
Bachelor of Science in Biology 
Total Credit Hours120
Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.  Student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better with at least 30 earned hours to be admitted to the program.  Grade of C or higher in all major courses.    
University College Core Curriculum38
Transitional Studies - University Studies12
Select one option from the following:  (UNIV  101  And  UNIV  102)  Or  UNIV  110  Or  UNIV  111    
Transitional Studies - Life Skills2
Select two credits from the following:  FINC  100  Or  GEOG  110  Or  HEED  112  Or  PEDU  101  Or  PEDU  107  Or  PEDU  112  Or  PEDU  120  Or  PEDU  122  Or  PEDU  130  Or  PEDU  132  Or  PEDU  140    
Communication Skills - Written Communication3
ENGL  110    
Communication Skills - Oral Communication3
Select one from the following:  BADM  215  Or  SPEE  200    
Information Literacy3
ENGL  120    
Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking23
PHIL  110  Or  PHIL  220    
Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning33
Select one from the following:  MATH  129  Or  MATH  130  Or  MATH  131  Or  MATH  140    
Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences47
BIOL  150  And  BIOL  160    
Scientific Literacy - Social Sciences3
Select one from the following:  ECON  211  Or  ECON  212  Or  GEOG  210  Or  HIST  212  Or  POLI  200  Or  POLI  210  Or  POLI  220  Or  PSYC  210  Or  SOCI  210    
Humanities and Creative Arts3
Select one from the following:  ART  210  Or  COMM  220  Or  ENGL  220  Or  ENGL  223  Or  ENGL  240  Or  ENGL  250  Or  ENGL  253  Or  HIST  210  Or  HUMN  211  Or  HUMN  212  Or  MUSI  210  Or  MUSI  225  Or  MUSI  260  Or  PHIL  210  Or  RELI  215  Or  THEA  203    
Global Literacy3
Select one from the following:  CHIN  110  Or  CHIN  120  Or  FREN  110  Or  FREN  120  Or  SPAN  110  Or  SPAN  112  Or  SPAN  120  Or  SPAN  122  Or  YORU  110  Or  YORU  120    
Ethics and Civic Engagement23
Select three credits from the following:  BADM  220  Or  CRJC  203  Or  EDUC  211  Or  ENGL  232  Or  ETCE  101  Or  ETCE  102  Or  ETCE  103  Or  ETCE  200  Or  GEOG  270  Or  HCM  200  Or  PHIL  120  Or  PHIL  212  Or  PNUR  210  Or  POLI  150  Or  SWRK  220    
Notes 
1UNIV 101-102 required for all first time students; UNIV 110 required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111 may be required based on academic performance.
2Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.
3MATH 121 may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.
4At least one natural science class must include a lab.
 
Program Requirements82
Required Major Courses56
BIOL  200  And  BIOL  320  And  BIOL  330  And  BIOL  350  And  BIOL  430  And  BOTN  210  And  CHEM  141  * And  CHEM  142  * And  CHEM  161  * And  CHEM  162  * And  PHYS  111  * And  PHYS  112  * And  ZOOL  200  And  ZOOL  370  And  ZOOL  410  And  ZOOL  430    
Major Electives26
Select from the following:  BIOL  225  Or  BIOL  325  Or  BIOL  431  Or  BIOL  490  Or  BICH  411  Or  BICH  220  Or  BTCH  220  Or  BTCH  230  Or  BTCH  310  Or  BTCH  340  Or  BTCH  350  Or  BTCH  360  Or  BTCH  410  Or  BTCH  435  Or  BTCH  440  Or  CHEM  210  Or  CHEM  220  Or  CHEM  221  Or  CHEM  222  Or  CHEM  223  And  CHEM  224  Or  CHEM  225  And  CHEM  226  Or  CSC  100  Or  GEOG  320  Or  GEOL  311  Or  GEOL  312  Or  MATH  142  Or  MEDI  200  Or  PHYS  113  Or  PHYS  123  Or  PHYS  302  Or  STAT  202  Or  ZOOL  210  Or  ZOOL  230  Or  ZOOL  350  Or  ZOOL  450  Or  ZOOL  470  Or  ZOOL  485  * May also satisfy a University College Core requirement. If so used, must be offset by an equal number of credit hours in the program.    

 

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