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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology


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Bachelor of Science 

The B.S. program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing graduate study or research in the biological sciences, or careers in the health professions or other science related fields.

In addition to the College’s general degree requirements, the courses required for the B.S. degree are two semesters of General Biology, General Chemistry, Calculus, Organic Chemistry, General Physics, and one semester of Introduction to Cell and Molecular Genetics, plus five (5) additional biology courses, of which three (3) must be laboratory courses (i.e., 4 credit hours).

It is strongly recommended that students in the B.S. program participate in some form of experiential education, e.g., internships, research (on or off campus) or attend a field school for at least one summer.

Premedical Sciences Preparation

The B.S. and B.A. degree programs meet the science requirements demanded for admission to professional schools specializing in the health sciences such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, physical therapy and veterinary medicine. However, some students whose interests lie in other areas may elect to major in a non-science department while still successfully completing the prerequisites for medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, physical therapy or optometry school admission. Students who are planning for a career in the medical sciences should consult with the advisor for health professions early in their freshman year. For more information, please refer to the Premedical Sciences and Health Professions Programs  section of this catalog.

Neuroscience Certificate Program

Please refer to the Neuroscience Certificate Program  description for information about an integrated course of study in neuroscience for biology and psychology majors.

Suggested Sequence: Biology (B.S.)


Sophomore Sem. 1


Junior Sem. 1


  • Biology Elective* 4 Credits

  • EPS 101 - General Physics I 4 Credits *
  • Free Elective 3 Credits

  • Philosophy Elective 3 Credits

  • Theology Elective 3 Credits

Junior Sem. 2


  • Biology Elective* 4 Credits

  • EPS 102 - General Physics II 4 Credits *
  • Philosophy Elective 3 Credits

  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits

  • Theology Elective 3 Credits

Senior Sem. 1


Biology Elective* 3-4 Credits
Social Science Elective 3 Credits
Free Electives (2) 6 Credits
Non-Departmental Elective 3 Credits 

Senior Sem. 2


Biology Elective* 3-4 Credits
Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
Free Electives (2) 6 Credits
Non-Departmental Elective 3 Credits

Notes


* B.S. requirement

Biology electives may be from any of the following:


All biology majors must successfully complete at least three courses, which include a lab component. Students pursuing the B.S. degree must complete an additional two courses from this list.

* Only one of these courses will count as a biology elective, but additional courses under these numbers will count as free electives.  Either Research (BIO 395, 396, 495 or 496) OR Internship (BIO 450) will count as a biology elective, not both.

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