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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences: Entomology 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 Requirements


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.

Combined Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences/Master of Science in Bioengineering


Under this plan, students may reduce the time necessary to earn both degrees by applying graduate credits to both undergraduate and graduate program requirements. See Academic Regulations for enrollment guidelines and procedures. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements for the dual degree from the Department of Biological Sciences or Bioengineering as early as possible in their undergraduate program as a number of required courses have prerequisites not normally taken by Biological Sciences majors.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Emphasis


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Second Semester


  • Entomology Requirement 4 Credits 12
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 4, 9
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 13

Total Semester Hours: 121


1 BIOL 1100  and BIOL 1110  are strongly recommended; however, BIOL 1030 /BIOL 1050  may substitute for BIOL 1100 , and BIOL 1040 /BIOL 1060  may substitute for BIOL 1110 . The remaining 1-2 credits required must be satisfied by completing 1-2 extra credits.

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

3 MATH 1080 , STAT 2300 , or other approved coursework. See advisor. Medical/dental schools have different mathematics requirements. The Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT) includes questions on statistics.

4 Most professional health sciences schools require two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory, CH 2240 /CH 2280 .

5 CH 2010  and CH 2020  may be substituted.

6 GEN 3020  may be substituted.

7 See General Education Requirements .

8 BCHM 3010  may be substituted.

9 Seven credit hours must be selected from BIOL or MICR courses at the 3000-level or above (except MICR 3000 ) or CH 2240 /CH 2280 , WFB 4720  or WFB 4770 .

10 PHYS 1220 /PHYS 1240  may be substituted.

11 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 .

12 ENT 4000 , ENT 4150 , and seven additional credits selected from ENT 3000 , ENT 3080 , ENT 4040 /ENT 4090 , ENT 4070 , ENT 4360 ENT 4690 , ENT 4900 , ENT 4950  or PLPA 4060 .

13 ENGL 3140  may be substituted.

14 PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2230  may be substituted.

15 At least one course selected from BIOL 3160 , BIOL 4010 , BIOL 4080 , BIOL 4200 , BIOL 4400 , BIOL 4590 , BIOL 4750 , BIOL 4800 , BIOL 4830 , BIOL 4840  or MICR 4140 .

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