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Biology, Bachelor of Science Program


The Department of Biology offers the B.S. degree with five concentrations within the major in Biology: General, Molecular/Cellular, Environmental, Fisheries, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. The department also offers a minor in Biology. The Department of Biology promotes, encourages and assists with the broader university-wide outcomes of Leadership and Global Consciousness.

A feature of all Biology curricula (with the exception of Medical Laboratory Sciences) is the requirement to complete an undergraduate research project. All concentrations meet the minimum requirements for medical schools. The Biology program is excellent preparation for graduate school. Many Biology graduates become technicians in hospitals and research laboratories. Others go into sales positions with medical and pharmaceutical supply companies, while still others find employment in the environmental and ecological fields.

Those students preparing for a career in medicine may meet the minimum requirements for medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinary, and physical therapy schools with proper course selection under the B.S. degree.

Program Requirements: Biology (B.S.) 120 s.h.

  • BI 1100 - ORIENTATION TO BIOLOGY (no longer being taught)
  • BI 1110 - ZOOLOGY
  • BI 1130 - BOTANY
  • BI 3290 - RESEARCH METHODS
  • BI 3350 - ECOLOGY
  • BI 3370 - CELL BIOLOGY
  • BI 4492 - RESEARCH IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS I
  • BI 4493 - RESEARCH BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS II
  • CHM 1111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 1112 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
  • CHM 3301 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 3302 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
  • MA 2231 - CALCULUS I
  • PHY 1191 - PHYSICS I
  • PHY 1192 - PHYSICS II

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3310 - PHYSIOLOGY
  • BI 3312 - VERTEBRATE ANATOMY
  • BI 3314 - ICHTHYOLOGY
  • BI 3315 - FISH PATHOLOGY
  • BI 3316 - INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
  • BI 3317 - PARASITOLOGY
  • BI 3318 - ORNITHOLOGY
  • BI 3319 - AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY
  • BI 3330 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • BI 3331 - LOCAL FLORA
  • BI 3333 - PLANTS AND PEOPLE

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3351 - LIMNOLOGY
  • BI 3352 - MANAGEMENT OF SMALL IMPOUNDMENTS
  • BI 3353 - MANAGEMENT OF STREAMS AND LARGE IMPOUNDMENTS
  • BI 3354 - MARINE BIOLOGY
  • BI 3355 - PALEOBIOLOGY
  • BI 3356 - ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
  • BI 3357 - EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • BI 3358 - PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3371 - MICROBIOLOGY
  • BI 3372 - GENETICS
  • BI 3374 - IMMUNOLOGY
  • BI 3375 - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
  • BI 3376 - ANIMAL HISTOLOGY AND BASIC MICRO TECHNIQUES
  • BI 3378 - TISSUE CULTURE
  • BI 4470 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3390 - BIOSTATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
  • BI 3391 - EVOLUTION
  • BI 3392 - HUMAN DIMENSIONS IN FISH MANAGEMENT
  • BI 3394 - NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THAILAND
  • BI 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY or BI 4451 – PRACTICUM IN FISHERIES

Biology Electives

  • Take 7 - 11 credits from the BI prefix

 

Total Credit Hours: 67 - 85