Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

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Minor Credit Hours: 25-26

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 and minors 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.

To be admitted to the minor in Biology, the applicant needs either a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for matriculated students or a composite ACT score of 21 for first-year students.  Minors need not take Calculus I to be admitted to the minor.

I. Required Courses: (20)

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)

II. Upper Division Electives (5-6)

Select a minimum of two courses (5-6 hours) from the following*:

02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
02-357 Biochemistry II-Nutritional Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-358 Biochemistry II Lab (1)
02-406 Molecular Cell Biology (4)
02-422 Human Anatomy (3)
02-423 Functional Human Anatomy Lab (1)
02-425 Medical Microbiology (3)
02-426 Immunology (3)
02-435 Ethics Scientific Principles and Practices (3)
02-479 Pharmacology (2)
02-497 Special Topics (2)

* Prerequisites must be satisfied.