Biology Major

BIOLOGY MAJOR

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Biology major, students will be able to:

1. Identify, describe, and explain the basic terminology, concepts, methodologies and theories used within the biological sciences (Content).

2. Analyze biological information and develop reasoned based solutions to problems using the    processes and applications of scientific inquiry using ethical behaviors (Critical Thinking).

3. Communicate knowledge, ideas, and reasoning clearly and effectively in written and oral forms appropriate to the biological sciences (Communication).

Program Outcomes

As a result of successful completion of the Biology Program, graduates will:

1.  Matriculate to graduate and professionals schools or accept employment within the field of biological sciences.

2.  Have participated in an extracurricular research experience.

3.  Pass the Senior Exit Examination on the first attempt.

Major in Biology

Required courses for the major in Biology

A major in Biology requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of biology courses, 3 hours of mathematics courses, 16 hours of chemistry courses, and 8 hours of physics courses. The following is a list of required courses for a major in Biology:

Item #
Title
Sub-Total Credits
59

Minor in Biology

Required courses for the minor in Biology

A minor in biology consists of a minimum of 20 credit hours. The following courses are required for a minor in Biology:

Item #
Title
Biology Elective  +
3
Biology Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
20

Course Sequencing

SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
200-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Biology Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Biology Elective  +
3
300-level Religion  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Students may take 10 credits of General Electives. 

Item #
Title
Biology Elective  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
General Elective (2 credits)  +
2
General Elective (2 credits)  +
2
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Science