The Biology Department provides a diversity of career options through three courses of study that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
B.S. in Biology (Track 1): enables majors to pursue graduate degrees with an option for employment at the bachelor level.
B.S. in Biology (Track 2): students will follow Option 1, then seek specific endorsement. (e.g., teachers’ licensure)
B.S. in Biology Pre-professional (Track 3): provides a background for students seeking post-graduate training in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, osteopathy, podiatry and advanced graduate research fields.
The curriculum includes 15 credit hours of approved laboratory work in molecular biology/genomics, cell biology, and proteins and proteomics. The program is designed for the continuing education of research technicians with baccalaureate degrees in academic and industrial laboratories, new college graduates who want to enhance their knowledge, and undergraduates who are interested in developing skills in the latest biotechnology techniques.
Minor in Biology
Completion of a minor requires that a student earn a C (2.0) or better in each of the required courses. Substitutions are not possible for core courses.
Students who successfully complete the requirements for either of the three above models will be considered Biology majors. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses of the major group. The "major group" includes all required science and mathematics courses, and this definition is applicable to all students who enrolled in the Department beginning in the Fall Semester of 1989 and thereafter.