Oct 20, 2018  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog

Biology, B.S.


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Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Biology is to provide a broad background in Biology with sufficient flexibility to satisfy a wide variety of individual interests and career objectives. This is accomplished through a combination of required courses and electives. The curriculum prepares students for entry level employment in biological related fields, for independent study and research through interaction with scholars and experts in their discipline, and for entry into medical, dental, pharmacy, and graduate schools.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a broad based knowledge of concepts and terminology in cellular, molecular, organismal, and ecological biology;
  • Analyze, solve problems, understand relationships, and interpret information in the biological sciences and supporting fields;
  • Communicate scientific information in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. 

Dual Degree Programs

  • Boston University, College of Medicine (BS/Medical Doctor) - Early Admission
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine (BS/Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
  • Texas Chiropractic College (BS/Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine)

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Biology


Complete a total of 123 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 41 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 41 credit hours

Major Requirements


Biology Curriculum


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fourth Year


First Semester


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 13

Total Required Hours: 123


*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102  .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Center for Career and Professional Development for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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