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B.S. Biology

Enables majors to pursue graduate degrees with an option for employment at the bachelor level. Completion of the minor requires that a student earn a C (2.0) or better in each of the required courses. Substitutions are not allowed for core courses.

BIOLOGY 1 – BS Biology

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

First Year

 

BIO 110/110L        General Biology I

4 credit hours

BIO 111/111L        General Biology II

4 credit hours

ENG 101                    College English I

3 credit hours

ENG 102                    College English II

3 credit hours

HED 100                    Personal and Community Health

2 credit hours

PED 100                    Fundamentals of Fitness for Life

1 credit hour

MTH 151                   College Algebra

3 credit hours

MTH 153                   College Algebra and Trigonometry

3 credit hours

Social Science          Select from HIS 100, POS 100 or SOC 110

3 credit hours

SEM 101                    Spartan Seminar 101

1 credit hour

SEM 102                    Spartan Seminar 102

1 credit hour

Total Credit Hours

28 credit hours

Second Year

 

BIO 260/260L           Integrative Zoology

4 credit hours

BIO 261/261L           General Botany

4 credit hours

BIO  271/271L          Ecology          OR

BIO 278/278L           Cell Biology  OR

BIO 350/350L           Parasitology

4 credit hours

CHM 221/221L          General Chemistry I

4 credit hours

CHM 222/222L          General Chemistry II

4 credit hours

CSC 150                        Computer Literacy

3 credit hours

XXX 111                       Introduction to French, Spanish or Arabic I

3 credit hours

XXX 112                       Introduction to French, Spanish or Arabic II

3 credit hours

ENG 285                      Public Speaking

3 credit hours

SEM 201                      Spartan Seminar 201

1 credit hour

Total Credit Hours

33 credit hours

Third Year

 

BIO 270/270L          Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology

BIO 272/272L           OR  Human Anatomy

4 credit hours

BIO  263/263L         Embryology

4 credit hours

BIO 310/310L         General Microbiology

4 credit hours

CHM 321/321L        Organic Chemistry I

5 credit hours

CHM 322/322L        Organic Chemistry II

5 credit hours

PHY 152/152L         General Physics I

4 credit hours

PHY 153/153L         General Physics II

4 credit hours

XXX                               Cultural Elective *

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours

33 credit hours

Fourth Year

 

BIO 351/351L           Principles of Genetics

4 credit hours

BIO  364                       Seminar and Colloquium in Biology

1 credit hour

BIO  459/459L          General Physiology  OR

BIO 461/461L            Plant Physiology

4 credit hours

BIO 474/474L           Molecular Biology

5 credit hours

BIO 495                        Biostatistics

3 credit hours

XXX                                Humanities Elective**

3 credit hours

XXX                               Cultural Elective *

3 credit hours

XXX                                 Free Elective

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours

26 credit hours

* HIS 335, HIS 336, MUS 234, HRP 320, ENG 383, FIA 370

** FIA 201, MUS 301, ENG 207, HUM 210, HUM 211


The following courses are only offered during the fall semester:

  • BIO 270/270L      Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 271/271L      Ecology
  • BIO 362/362L      Histology
  • BIO 459/459L      General Physiology
  • BIO 495                 Biostatistics

The following courses are only offered during the spring semester:

  • BIO 263/263L      Embryology
  • BIO 272/272L      Human Anatomy
  • BIO 350/350L      Parasitology
  • BIO 461/461        Plant Physiology
  • BIO 474/474L      Molecular Biology
  • BIO 485                 Immunology (can be taken as free elective)