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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, Molecular Biology & Physiology Specialization (B.S.)


53 MAJOR HOURS, 128 DEGREE HOURS

Departmental Requirements (53 hours)


Biology core courses 12 crs
Biology Electives 12 crs
Nondepartmental Requirements 15-16 crs
Specialization 14-18 crs

Biology Core Requirements (12 hours)


All students complete the General Biology sequence (BIOL 151, 151L, 153, 153L) during their initial two semesters. Students who choose to pursue a major in Biology after completing the BIOL 101/103 sequence (non-science major’s courses) should see the Biology Chair for advising.

Electives (12 hours)


Select 12 credit hours of 300 or 400-level BIOL courses in addition to those specified in Specializations. A maximum of 6 crs of 300 or 400-level coursework with BIOC, MICR, or PHGY prefixes may be used to fulfill requirements for the Biology major. No more than 1 cr of BIOL 495 – Teaching Internship and 3 crs of BIOL 498 – Undergraduate Research may be used to fulfill Biology elective requirements.

Nondepartmental Requirements (15-16 hours)


Complete one of the following course sequences (8 hours)


Complete one of the following course sequences (7-8 hours)


SPECIALIZATION: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY (14-18 hours)


Two courses from Cell & Molecular Course Group  5-6 crs
Two courses from Physiology & Function Course Group  6-8 crs
One 
course from Ecology & Environmental Science, Diversity and/or Evolution Course Groups  3-4 crs

If BIOL 473 taken in the core courses, it does not fulfill this requirement.

Additional Requirements


B= Botany Course:  All students must complete one designated botany course.
L =Lab Course:  All students must complete two upper-level Biology Lab courses.
Z = Zoology Course:  All students must complete one designated zoology course.

Four-year Plan


The following is an example of a four-year plan. Students may have individual reasons for changing the order of the following curriculum. Students must consult with their academic advisors before completing their schedules.

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


First Semester 16 hours


Second Semester 17 hours


THIRD YEAR


FOURTH YEAR


First Semester 16 hours


  • BIOL 490 - Seminar (C)
  • Courses for Biology Specialization  6cr

  • Humanities-Fine Arts/Electives  6cr

  • General Electives 3cr

Second Semester 17 hours


Courses for Biology Specialization  6cr
Electives  8cr
Social Sciences  3cr