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2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science
Curriculum 0303 Requirements

Biological Sciences Department  

Suggested Semester Plan: Program Pathway  

General Education Requirements 33-34 Credits

Up to 14 credits of prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy GE and will count as elective credit.

Biology Electives (9 cr.)

BIO 200 level or above. At least six credits must be BIO 300 or BIO 400 level courses. No more than three credits of BIO 495 , BIO 496  or BIO 499   in any combination can be counted towards the Biology Electives requirement.

Mathematics Prerequisite/Placement (0-6 cr.)

Electives 1-10

Certain major/cognate courses may also satisfy GE requirements thus increase elective credits accordingly.

Total Credits minimum 120

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C is required in all BIO courses.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements 42-43 Credits).
  3. Completion of all college-wide degree requirements (Undergraduate Degree Requirements , General Education Program ).

A minor in chemistry may be declared if a grade of C or better is earned in all chemistry courses included in the cognate requirements.


*BIO 101  and BIO 102  may be taken in any order (i.e., BIO 101  is not the prerequisite for BIO 102 ) and satisfy departmental major requirements.
**BIO 490  (12 cr.) satisfies Cell Biology (BIO 401 , 4 cr.), the Advanced Writing Requirement (BIO 380 , 3 cr.), Oral Expression (General Education Skills, 0 cr.), and five biology elective credits.
***Both semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology must be taken to satisfy the physiology requirement, but one semester may be used as a biology elective.
****BIO 333  if used to satisfy cognate requirements cannot also count towards Biology elective credits in the Departmental Requirements.

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