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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

Biology - Ecology, BS


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Required Credits for the Major: 61

Program Code: BS-BIO-ECO

Biology Majors must earn a C- or better in all core courses prior to taking upper-level (3000-4000) Biology courses.

Biology Majors must earn a C- or better in all core courses in order to graduate.

Biology Majors are only allowed to repeat a core course once.

Pioneer Success Seminar


Required Course: 1

University Core Curriculum (Biology and Biotechnology)


Required Credits: 40

Two (2) University Core Curriculum courses are specified for this major:

  • UCC Area 3D, Ways of Knowing; Scientific Perspectives: CHEM 1600  
  • UCC Area 3E, Ways of Knowingl Quantitative Thinking: MATH 1600  

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World Languages Requirement


Required Credits: 0-6

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Biology Major Core Courses


Required Credits: 20

Ecology Track Required Courses


Required Credits: 8

Ecology Track Elective Requirement


Required Course: 1

Minimum Credits: 3

Biology Major Elective Requirement


Required Course: 1

Minimum Credits: 3

BIO 3120 may not be used to fulfill this requirement

Biology Major Capstone


Required Credits: 3

Additional Required Courses Supporting Biology and Biotechnology


Required Credits: 24

Technology Intensive Requirement (Biology and Biotechnology)


Required Courses: 2

Two (2) Technology Intensive courses are completed within the major requirements:

No additional Technology Intensive courses are required for graduation.

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Writing Intensive Requirement (Biology and Biotechnology)


Required Courses: 4

One Writing Intensive course is completed as part of the University Course curriculum, Area 2B: ENG 1100  

One Writing Intensive course is completed as part of the Biology Major requirements:

Two additional Writing Intensive courses are required for graduation.

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