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Biology - Degree Requirements

Major

BIOLOGY
70-72 Semester Hours Minimum

BIOL 212 General Biology II MATH 303 Calculus II OR
BIOL 411 Genetics MATH 220 College Algebra and
BIOL 510 Seminar in Biology MATH 235 College Trigonometry
CHEM 301 General Chemistry I PHYS 301 General Physics I OR PHYS 303
      Calculus-based General Physics I
CHEM 302 General Chemistry II PHYS 302 General Physics II OR PHYS 304
CHEM 403 Organic Chemistry I   Calculus-based General Physics II
CHEM 404 Organic Chemistry II AND 24 SH from electives in Biology
COMP An approved course
in computer programming
   

Plus Completion of CONCENTRATION:General Biology Concentration (70-72 SH Minimum)
Forensic Science Concentration (74 SH Minimum)
Biotechnology Concentration (72 SH Minimum)

General Biology Concentration

BIOL 403 Microbiology OR MATH 202 College Algebra AND
BIOL 414 Cell and Molecular Biology MATH 235 College Trigonometry OR
BIOL 502 Ecology OR MATH 302 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I AND
BIOL 328 Conservation Biology MATH 303 Calculus II Calculus with Analytical Geometry II
16 SH of BIOL electives

Forensic Science Concentration
74
Semester Hours Minimum
Required Courses:
BIOL 414 Cell and Molecular Biology CRIM 440 Criminalistics
BIOL 421 Forensic Science MATH 220 College Algebra
CHEM 405 Quantitative Analysis   An approved statistics course
CHEM 503 Biochemistry    

Electives (8 SH): 2 courses from the following:
BIOL 320 Biological Anthropology BIOL 420 Microbial Genetics
BIOL 403 Microbiology BIOL 550 Internship in the Biological
Sciences (4 SH)
BIOL 415 Vertebrate Morphology
and Development
CHEM 406 Instrumental Analysis

Biotechnology Concentration
72 Semester Hours
Required courses (43 SH):
BIOL 403 Microbiology BIOL 424 Applied Biotech Research II
BIOL 414 Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 550 Internship in the Biological Sciences
BIOL 422 Molecular Genetics of Development CHEM 503 Biochemistry
BIOL 423 Applied Biotech Research I MATH 302 Calculus

Required for Biotechnology Concentration (25 SH):
BIOL 403 Microbiology BIOL 424 Applied Biotechnology Research II
BIOL 414 Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 550 Internship in Biological Sciences
BIOL 422 Molecular Genetics of
Development
CHEM 503 Biochemistry
BIOL 423 Applied Biotechnology Research I  PLUS Electives: 1 course from the following:
BIOL 418 Plant Physiology
BIOL 420 Microbial Genetics

Minor
BIOLOGY
22 Semester Hours Minimum
BIOL 211 General Biology I BIOL 411 Genetics
BIOL 212 General Biology II BIOL 502 General Ecology
BIOL 403 Microbiology    
Additional courses in Biology to complete the minimum semester hours required.

 

 

Pre-Medical Studies - Degree Requirements

Major

PRE-MEDICAL STUDIES
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.

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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Environmental Science - Degree Requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
71 Semester Hours Minimum
CORE COURSES (47 SH):
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    
       
CHOOSE ONE TRACK:
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY TRACK (24 SH):
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
       
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY TRACK (24 SH):
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  
       
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY TRACK (24 SH):
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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