Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Biology

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Including:
College Algebra 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
Aesthetics3
Humanities6
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences11
Including:
Biology I
Biology II
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Wellness0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution1
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Major Option
Complete all required courses48-62
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum5-19
Total Credit Hours120

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all courses counting toward this major.

Major Option

Biology Comprehensive Core Requirements
BIOL 231Research Methods I3
BIOL 290Evolution3
BIOL 305BioStatistics3
BIOL 307Ecology3
BIOL 360Genetics4
Select 2 credit hours of one of the following:2
Seminar in Biology
Research Methods II
Seminar in Molecular Biology
Biology Comprehensive Supporting Course Requirements
Select one of the following:5-10
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
or
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Biology Emphasis Requirements
Select one of the following:24-43
Total Credit Hours47-71

General Emphasis

Field Electives
Select 6-9 credit hours of the following:6-9
Wildlife Conservation
Range and Wildlife Management
Plant Ecology
Plant Taxonomy
Herpetology
Animal Behavior
Insect Biology
Ichthyology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Laboratory Electives
Select 6-9 credit hours of the following:6-9
Human Microbiology
Human Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology
Cellular Biology
Principles of Immunology
Plant Physiology
Developmental Biology
Plant Diversity and Evolution
Infectious Diseases
Techniques in Molecular Biology
Physiology
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
or
Biochemistry
and Biochemistry Lab
MATH 103Plane Trigonometry3
PHYS 205General Physics I4
PHYS 205LPhysics I Laboratory1
Total Credit Hours24-30

Wildlife Emphasis

Required Courses
BIOL 213Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management2
BIOL 330Wildlife Conservation3
BIOL 405Range and Wildlife Management3
BIOL 406Plant Ecology3
BIOL 409Biological Studies using GIS3
BIOL 416Plant Diversity and Evolution4
BIOL 418Plant Taxonomy3
Zoology
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Herpetology
Insect Biology
Ichthyology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Take one course from Environmental 3
Environmental Economics
Environmental Conservation
Environmental Politics & Policy
Take 3 courses from Other Electives9
Introduction to Soils
Cellular Biology
Developmental Biology
Special Topics in Biology
Herpetology
Infectious Diseases
Molecular Biology
Regional Field Study
Animal Behavior
Insect Biology
Ichthyology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Geographic Information Systems - Principles and Concepts
GIS - Working with GIS and Spatial Analysis
Applications of Geographic Information Systems
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Total Credit Hours39

Health Sciences Emphasis

Physiology
Select one of the following:8
Human Physiology
and Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics
or
Anatomy and Physiology
and Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology
BIOL 211Human Microbiology4
Biology
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
Cellular Biology
Bioethics
Medical Terminology
Principles of Immunology
Developmental Biology
Infectious Diseases
Molecular Biology
Techniques in Molecular Biology
Human Genetics
Physiology
Supporting Courses
CHEM 351Biochemistry3
CHEM 351LBiochemistry Lab1
MATH 103Plane Trigonometry3
PE 460Gross Anatomy of Movement3
PHYS 205General Physics I4
PHYS 205LPhysics I Laboratory1
Select 4 credit hours of the following:4
Introduction to Epidemiology
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
Health Care Economics
Introduction to Nutrition
Introduction to Hematology
Seminar in Health Sciences
Health Care Delivery: Systems and Policies
Health Psychology
Social Psychology
Sociology of Health and Illness
Spanish for Special Purposes
Total Credit Hours40
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The Biology degree, General Emphasis and Health Science Emphases require a minimal mathematical competency at the level of trigonometry. Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level, reducing the total credit hours needed. See advisor for math placement.