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Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Biological Sciences Department


Degree Program and Requirements:

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology is awarded to students who complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers two areas of concentration, General Biology and Environmental Science.

The department offers two areas of concentration, General Biology and Environmental Science. The General Biology option provides pre-professional training for students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health professions or other graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences. The Environmental Science option prepares students for careers in monitoring, protection and conservation of the environment or graduate studies in environmental biology and environmental science areas.

A total of 120 semester hours of course work is required to complete the requirements for each concentration area. This includes 15 semester hrs. of courses specific to the general biology, and 16 semester hours of biology courses specific to the environmental science concentration areas. Students who minor in biology are required to take a total of 18 credit hours. Courses needed to complete a minor in biology are BIOL 302, 304, 305, and 6 hrs. of biology electives at 200-level or above.

Curriculum Sheets & Departmental Forms (PDF)