Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology - Organismal Biology, BS


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Required Credits for the Major: 62

Program Code: BS-BIO-ORGN

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.

Organismal Biology Required Courses


Required Credits: 15

Biology Major Elective Requirement


Required Credits: 6-8

Select two (2) courses; at least two must be a four (4) credit laboratory course.

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: 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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