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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Biology Major (BYLJ) (34 hours)


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A Major in Biology consists of a minimum of 34 credits of biological sciences courses, as well as cognate courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. This course work includes four introductory courses, three intermediate level courses, and three advanced interest courses, including at least one capstone experience. Only three credit hours may be BIOS 4980 and/or BIOS 4990.

Intermediate Level Courses


Choose at least three (3) of the following. At least one course must satisfy General Education Proficiency 2: Baccalaureate-Level Writing.

Advanced Courses


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

General Education Proficiency 2: Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Biology major can satisfy the General Education Proficiency 2: Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following:

Cognate Requirements


Mathematics


One calculus course and one statistics course.

Recommended


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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