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Pre-Medical Studies - Degree Requirements


72 Semester Hours Minimum
CHEM 301 General Chemistry I BIOL 411 Genetics
CHEM 302 General Chemistry II BIOL 414 Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 403 Organic Chemistry I BIOL 415 Vertebrate Morphology and Development
CHEM 404 Organic Chemistry II BIOL 510 Seminar in Biology
CHEM 405 Quantitative Analysis MATH 302 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
CHEM 406 Instrumental Analysis MATH 303 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II
CHEM 503 Biochemistry PHYS 301 General Physics I
BIOL 211 General Biology I PHYS 302 General Physics II
BIOL 212 General Biology II COMP An approved computer course
BIOL 403 Microbiology    

Note: CHEM 501 Physical Chemistry I is strongly recommended.

Environmental Science - Degree Requirements

71 Semester Hours Minimum
BIOL 211 General Biology I ENSC 201 Introduction to Environmental
BIOL 212 General Biology II Science ENSC 401 Jr. Research I
BIOL 328 Conservation Biology ENSC 402 Jr. Research II
BIOL 411 Genetics ENSC 501 Sr. Research I
BIOL 418 Plant Physiology ENSC 502 General Ecology
BIOL 510 Senior Seminar ENSC 505 Environmental Studies Internship
BMAL 311 Business Statistics OR
MATH 440 Probability and Statistics I

CHEM 301 General Chemistry I    
CHEM 302 General Chemistry II    
BIOL 414

Cell & Molecular Biology OR
CHEM 503 Biochemistry OR
BIOL 403 Microbiology
CHEM 420

Environmental Chemistry OR
CHEM 405 Quantitative Analysis

CHEM 403 Organic Chemistry I PHYS 301 General Physics I
CHEM 404 Organic Chemistry II PHYS 302 General Physics II
BIOL 320 Biological Anthropology BIOL 415 Vertebrate Morphology
BIOL 321 Biological Evolution Biology/Natural Science Elective 1  
BIOL 322 Intro to Wildlife Biology Biology/Natural Science Elective 2  
BIOL 322 Intro to Wildlife Biology PLSC 405 Public Policy
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics Biology/Natural Science Elective 1  
PHIL 307 Environmental Philosophy Biology/Natural Science Elective 2  
PLSC 201

American Government OR
PLSC 203 World Politics





Environmental Science (ENSC)

The Environmental Science degree program provides an interdisciplinary curriculum centered in biology and chemistry and complemented by the study of other academic areas including public policy, ethics, law and business. Many of the major environmental issues which face our planet will be examined from a scientific viewpoint. Understanding the physical, chemical and biological controls on the environment will allow a more informed social/political discussion of environmental issues and prepare students to become professionals in the rapidly growing area of environmental science.

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Pre-Medical Studies (PRMD)

The pre-medical studies curriculum is specifically designed for those students who plan to attend medical school, veterinary school, dental school, optometry school, or pharmacy school. Completion of the bachelor's degree in pre-medical studies must be followed by competitive admission to and successful completion of professional studies and training.


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Biology (BIOL)

two girls bio croppedThe curriculum in biology includes courses for students planning a major in the field as well as for those who pursue other majors. The General Biology I & II courses are for any student, major or non-major.

Advanced courses are designed to meet requirements of the major. However, any student with the proper background and prerequisites may choose to enroll in any of them. Students study and work in well-equipped undergraduate laboratories.

The major in biology prepares a student for graduate school or for employment as a technician or salesperson with a corporation in a biologically related field.

The biology major (like chemistry) is one that may be pursued by pre-professional students who are interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry or the various technologies related to the delivery of health care (medical technology, cytotechnology, physician's assistant, etc.). In all of these areas, the completion of the bachelor's degree in biology must be followed by admission to, and successful completion of, appropriate professional studies and training.

The forensic science concentration prepares students for graduate studies in forensic science or a position in a forensic science laboratory. The curriculum is designed to give students a background in molecular biology, analytical chemistry and statistical analysis.