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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major (BYLJ) (32 hours)


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A Major in Biology consists of a minimum of 32 credits of Biological Sciences courses, as well as cognate courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. This course work includes three introductory courses, three intermediate level courses, two advanced interest courses, and a capstone experience. Only three credit hours may be BIOS 4980 and/or BIOS 4990.

Introductory Course Requirements


Intermediate Level Courses


Choose at least three (3) of the following:

Note:  At least one must be a baccaluareate-level writing course

Advanced Courses


A minimum of 9 hours from any of the following 4000 and 5000-level courses including at least one capstone:

Capstone Courses


Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Biology major can satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following:

Cognate Requirements


Mathematics


One calculus course and one statistics course.

Physics


2 semesters with labs (PHYS 1130, 1140 and 1150, 1160). In addition, the following course is recommended for those who plan to pursue advanced degrees in Biology, Botany, and Zoology (especially in the areas of ecology and field biology):

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