Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

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BIOLOGY/BACHELOR OF ARTS

Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 59

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 (58)
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 General Microbiology (4)
02-226 General Microbiology Lab (1)
02-315 General Ecology (3)
02-316 General Ecology Lab (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
02-406 Molecular Cell Biology (4)
02-496 Biology Senior Thesis (2)
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)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
    or
13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)

II. Select one of the following (1)
02-380 Biochemistry Journal Club (1)
02-381 Physiology Journal Club (1)
02-382 Microbiology Journal Club (1)
02-383 Ecology Journal Club (1)
02-384 Genetics Journal Club (1)

III. 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:
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)

IV. 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, General Microbiology Lab (02-226) and Biology Senior Thesis (02-496).