Bachelor of Science, Biology
Administrator: Chair, Department of Biology
Requirements: 60-67 credits, including 37 in biology
The following are the "Core Requirements" for the Bachelor of Science taken in conjunction with one of the Biology degree concentrations:
BIOL2220L. General Biology I Laboratory (1)
BIOL2230. General Biology II (3); and,
BIOL2230L. General Biology II Laboratory (1)
BIOL2240. Plant and Animal Ecology (3)
BIOL2970. Introduction to Research (1)
BIOL3720. Genetics (3); and,
BIOL3720L. Genetics Laboratory (1)
BIOL3740. Origins (3)
BIOL3960. Internship in Biology (1-4); or
BIOL3970. Research (1-3)
*BIOL4980. Senior Seminar/Capstone (1)
CHEM2210. General Chemistry I (3); and,
CHEM2210L. General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM2220. General Chemistry II (3); and,
CHEM2220L. General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CHEM3210. Organic Chemistry I (3); and,
CHEM3210L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
PHYS1110L. College Physics I Laboratory (1)
PHYS1120. College Physics II (3); and,
PHYS1120L. College Physics II Laboratory (1)
PHYS2110. Physics for Science and Engineering I (3); and,
PHYS2110L. Physics for Science and Engineering I Laboratory (1)
PHYS2120. Physics for Science and Engineering II (3); and,
PHYS2120L. Physics for Science and Engineering II Laboratory (1)
MATH2510. Calculus I (4)
Concentration: Select a concentration from General Biology, Wildlife/Ecology, or Pre-Medical.
GENERAL BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION
Objective: To prepare students for entry level jobs in biology or to prepare students for graduate school.
Biology Concentration Requirements. In addition to the core, the following requirements apply: Sixteen (16) credits selected from biology numbered 2000 and above.
Objective: To prepare students for entry level jobs in ecology, wildlife, field or conservation biology, or to prepare students with similar vocational goals for graduate school.
Wildlife/Ecology Requirements: In addition to the core, the following requirements apply. A minimum of 16 credits including 12 credits from below ** and 4 additional BIOL credits numbered 2000 and above.
BIOL3300L. Vertebrate Zoology: Herpetology Laboratory (1) or,
BIOL3330. Vertebrate Zoology: Mammalogy (3); and,
BIOL3330L. Vertebrate Zoology: Mammalogy Laboratory (1)
BIOL3160L. Plant Taxonomy Laboratory (1)
BIOL3250L. Tropical Ecology Laboratory (1) or,
** Au Sable or other off-campus courses may be substituted with department approval.
Objective: A course of study that is suitable for application to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Veterinary, and Graduate School in biology.
In planning a college program, students should follow the requirements and recommendations of particular professional schools to which applications for admission are planned. Admission requirements vary from school to school. All demand a high grade point average and other evidences of superior scholarship.
BIOL4410L. Biochemistry I Laboratory (1)
BIOL4420. Biochemistry II (3)
CHEM3220. Organic Chemistry II (3); and,
CHEM3220L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
MATH2240. Elementary Statistics (3)
Select electives from the categories below to equal a minimum of 9 credits.
BIOL2010L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1);
BIOL2030. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3); and,
BIOL2030L. Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1)
BIOL3360. Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy (3); and,
BIOL3360L. Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy Laboratory (1)
BIOL3510. Studies in Histology (1)
BIOL3620. Vertebrate Physiology (3); and,
BIOL3620L. Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory (1)
BIOL3820. Pathophysiology (3)
BIOL3920. Cadaver Dissection I (1)
BIOL3930. Cadaver Dissection II (1)
BIOL3420L. General Microbiology Laboratory (1)
BIOL3460. Cell Biology (3); and,
BIOL3460L. Cell Biology Laboratory (1)
BIOL3540. Immunology (3)
BIOL3560. Endocrinology (3)
BIOL3850. Biological Foundations of Behavior (3); and,
BIOL3850L. Biological Foundations of Behavior Laboratory (1)
MATH2510. Calculus I (4)
PHIL3520. Philosophy of Science (3)
PSYC3455. Abnormal Psychology (3)