Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Biology major, students will be able to perform the following:
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).
As a result of successful completion of the Biology Program, graduates will be able to perform the following:
1. Matriculate to graduate and professionals schools or accept employment within the field of biological sciences.
2. Participate in an extracurricular research experience.
3. Pass the Senior Exit Examination on the first attempt.
Students who major in Biology also can seek secondary education certification in General Science by taking the identified courses in Education and completing the GPA and testing requirements for certification. Students interested in this option should speak with their academic advisors as well as with the Dean of the School of Education and/or a faculty member in the Department of Education.
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:
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: