Jun 20, 2024  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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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.

Required Courses

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.

*Please Note: Students placed in MTH 110 or MTH 132 upon matriculation should satisfy their second Math course with MTH 218.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

Biology electives may be from any of the following:

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

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