Undergraduate Course Catalog 2005-2006
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BIOLOGY/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 53
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
Biology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.
The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class (02-100 Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.
I. Core Courses (53) 02-221 Genetics Lab (1)02-110 General Biology I (4)02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)02-115 General Biology II (4)02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)02-220 Genetics (4)02-221 Genetics Lab (1)02-224 Microbiology (4)02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)02-305 Molecular Cell Biology (4)02-306 Molecular Cell Biology Lab (1)02-315 General Ecology (3)02-316 General Ecology Lab (1)02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry (3)02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)03-110 General Chemistry I (4)03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)03-115 General Chemistry II (4)03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
II. Although not specifically required for the major, the following courses are strongly recommended for the B.A. degree if the student intends to pursue a graduate degree:13-200 Calculus I (4)17-200 College Physics I (4)
and Lab (17-201) (1)
or17-210 General Physics I (4)
and Lab (17-211) (1)
III. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of the following courses which contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II (02-111 and 02-116), Microbiology Lab (02-226), and Molecular Cell Biology Lab (02-306).