Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Biology

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4) including:12
Including:
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning 1
Plane Trigonometry
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERS 5-8)13
Including:
LOPER 7 (Social Science)
For the Wildlife Emphasis ONLY take:
Contemporary Economic Issues
LOPER 8 (Natural Science)
Biology I
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERS 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
Program-Specified Requirements4
Biology II
BS Science-related course requirements8
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Major Option
Complete all required courses44-60
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum17-33
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 360Genetics4
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
Seminar in Biology
or
Research Methods IIA
AND
Research Methods IIB
Biology Emphasis Requirements
Select one of the following:29-45
Total Credit Hours44-60

General Emphasis

Required Courses
Take all of the following:13-18
Ecology
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Select one of the following:
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
or
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
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
Introduction to Soils
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Principles of Immunology
Plant Physiology
Developmental Biology
Plant Diversity and Evolution
Infectious Diseases
Advanced Molecular Biology
Physiology
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
or
Biochemistry
and Biochemistry Lab
Total Credit Hours29-40

Wildlife Emphasis

Required Courses
BIOL 213Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management2
BIOL 307Ecology3
BIOL 330Wildlife Conservation3
BIOL 405Range and Wildlife Management3
BIOL 418Plant Taxonomy3
Select one of the following:3
Biological Studies using GIS
GIScience Principles and Concepts
Working with GIScience and Spatial Analysis
Botany
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Plant Physiology
Plant Ecology
Plant Diversity and Evolution
Zoology
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Herpetology
Insect Biology
Ichthyology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Human Dimensions
Take one course from the following:3
Bioethics
Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries
Wildlife and Fisheries Laws and Policies
Environmental Economics
Environmental Politics & Policy
Other Electives
Take 3 courses from the following:9
Introduction to Soils
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Plant Physiology (This course can only count in one area.)
Developmental Biology
Plant Ecology (This course can only count in one area.)
Biological Studies using GIS (This course can only count in one area.)
Plant Diversity and Evolution (This course can only count in one area.)
Special Topics in Biology
Herpetology (This course can only count in one area.)
Advanced Molecular Biology
Regional Field Study
Animal Behavior
Physiology
Insect Biology (This course can only count in one area.)
Ichthyology (This course can only count in one area.)
Ornithology (This course can only count in one area.)
Mammalogy (This course can only count in one area.)
Applications of Geographic Information Systems
GIScience Principles and Concepts (This course can only count in one area.)
Working with GIScience and Spatial Analysis (This course can only count in one area.)
Applied Calculus I
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
or
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Total Credit Hours41

Health Sciences Emphasis

Physiology8
Select one of the following:
Human Physiology
and Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics
or
Anatomy and Physiology
and Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology4
Human Microbiology
Cellular and Molecular Biology4
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Biology
Select 5 credit hours of the following:5
Bioethics
Medical Terminology (This course can only count in one area.)
Principles of Immunology
Developmental Biology
Infectious Diseases
Advanced Molecular Biology
Human Genetics
Physiology (This course can only count in one area.)
Supporting Courses20-25
Take one of the following Organic Chemistry options:
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
or
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Take the following Physics courses:
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Take the following Biochemistry courses:
Biochemistry
and Biochemistry Lab
Take one of the following advanced Anatomy/Physiology courses:
Physiology (This course can only count in one area.)
Special Topics Gross Anatomy
Gross Anatomy of Movement
Select 3 credit hours of the following:
Introduction to Epidemiology
Medical Terminology (This course can only count in one area.)
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 Hours41-46