Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BS


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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements. 

FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II and Level III) and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II, Level III and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III
DPDS Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice

       Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

       Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#       These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications courses and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  The credits are counted only in one area.

♦        General Education categories to be completed with the first 30 credits. Exceptions in the timing of these courses will be made for transfer students.

 

Courses in Major (42-45 credits total)


Required (36-37 credits)


∞ Biology Capstone Courses


✝ Free Biology Electives (6-8 credits)


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Free Electives (20-25 credits includes Minor option)


Additional free elective credits beyond the credits listed may be required based on the use of support courses to satisfy General Education Category requirements

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~Minor (Optional):


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Options sequence within the BS Biology Degree


 

  Without Options Sequence

Physics  - PHS212A or PHS222 is required (see advising sheet for Biology courses)

   Biomedical Sciences

Physics  - PHS212A or PHS222 is required (see advising sheet for Biology courses)

   Biotechnology

Physics  - PHS212A or PHS222 is required (see advising sheet for Biology courses)

   Environmental Biology

The second Physics course is NOT required (see advising sheet for Biology and other courses)

   Marine Biology and Aquaculture

Physics  - PHS212A or PHS222 is required (see advising sheet for Biology courses)

Additional Information and Notes


♦  The sequence can be either PHS211A and 212A or PHS221 and 222.

✝ One Biology elective must be chosen from each group (Population/Ecosystems, Organismal/Physiology, Cellilar/Molecular) and then any two more 300-400 level electives.  At least two of these must have a lab.

∞  The Capstone Elective can include certain courses (BIO300 Botany, BIO313 Molecular Biology, BIO323 Fish Biology, BIO325 Behavioral Ecology, BIO345 Introduction to Aquaculture, BIO407 Directed Study, BIO408 Research in Biology, BIO416 Biology Internship), independent studies, internships, study abroad, service learning and other courses – approval required by the chairperson of Biology.

∞ The Portfolio Seminar is a 1 -credit hybrid class where students reflect on their capstone experience and that ensures all portfolio requirements are met.

~  It is recommended that students complete CHE213 and earn a Chemisty minor.

 

 

Total credits for graduation: 120