Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biological Sciences: Prepharmacy Emphasis Area, BS


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Biology encompasses the broad spectrum of the modern life sciences, including the study of all aspects of life from the structure and function of the whole organism down to the subcellular levels and up through the interactions of organisms to the integrated existence of life on the entire planet. Descriptive, structural, functional, and evolutionary questions are explored through the hierarchy of the organization of life. Applications of current advances to the health and well-being of man and society, to nature and the continuation of earth as a balanced ecosystem, and to an appreciation of the place of natural science in our cultural heritage receive emphasis. Majors in Biological Sciences receive classroom, laboratory, and field training in biology with an emphasis on chemistry, mathematics, and physics as necessary tools.

Program Description


The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences curriculum prepares students for graduate study in any of the life science areas (such as agricultural sciences, biochemistry, botany, cell and molecular biology, conservation, ecology and environmental science, entomology, forestry, genetics, industrial and regulatory biology, microbiology, morphology, physiology, wildlife biology, and zoology; for the health professions (medicine, dentistry, etc.), veterinary medicine; and for science teaching.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Junior Year


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Total Credits: 121


Footnotes


1 Pharmacy programs require BIOL 1030 /BIOL 1050  and BIOL 1040 /BIOL 1060  or equivalent; however, BIOL 1100  and BIOL 1110  may be substituted. The additional 1-2 credit hours will be subtracted from Major Requirement credits.

2 See General Education Requirements .

3 MATH 1080 , STAT 2300 , or other approved coursework. See advisor. Professional schools have different mathematics requirements.

4 GEN 3020  may be substituted.

5 At least one lecture and associated laboratory selected from BIOL 3010 , BIOL 3020 /BIOL 3060 , BIOL 3030 /BIOL 3070 , BIOL 3040 /BIOL 3080 , BIOL 3200 , BIOL 4060 /BIOL 4070 , BIOL 4250 /BIOL 4260 .

6 BCHM 3010  may be substituted.

7 See General Education Requirements . Six of these credits must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness and the Science and Technology in Society Requirements.

8 PHYS 1220 /PHYS 1240  may be substituted.

9 ENGL 3140  may be substituted.

10 PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2230  may be substituted.

11 ECON 2000 , ECON 2110 , or ECON 2120  

12 At least one course selected from BIOL 4100 , BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4420 , BIOL 4430 , BIOL 4460 BIOL 4480 , BIOL 4700 , MICR 4010  or MICR 4030 .

13 Six credit hours must be selected from BIOL or MICR courses at the 3000 level or above (except MICR 3000 ), or ETOX 4300 , ETOX 4370 , WFB 4720  or WFB 4770 .

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