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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology - General, BS


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Required Credits: 60

Program Code: BS-BIO-GEN

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.

Biology BS to Biotechnology MS
For the Biotechnology MS 4+1 programs, student:​

  • may declare their intent upon admission or prior to completion of 90 credits
  • must have a 3.00 overall GPA prioir to enrolling in graduate classes their senior year
  • take up to four (4) gradaute courses during their senior year that count towards the 120 credits required for their undergraduate degree
  • In order to enroll in the gradaute program, students must complete their undergradute degree wit ha minimum 3.0 GPA, earn a B or better in each graduate course taken to date and submit a matriculation request with the admissions office.

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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

These 20 credits are completed as part of the BS Biology General concentration (or Ecology or Physiology & Behavior concentration), prior to joining the Pre-Medical Professions concentration.

Biology Major Electives


Required Courses: 5

Two courses must be four (4) credit 3000 level Biology courses. Students may use PHYS 2560 or PHYS 2610 to fulfill one BIology Elective 

BIO 3120 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

Biology Major Plant Elective


Required Course: 1

Minimum Credits: 3

Biology Major Capstone


Required Credits: 3

Additional Required Courses Supporting Biology and Biotechnology


Required Credits: 16

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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