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 three areas of concentration: General Biology, Environmental Science and the 3+3 Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Track 1. A total of 120 semester hours of course work is required to complete the requirements for each concentration area
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 the environmental science related areas.
The 3 + 3 Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Track 1 option prepares students to become Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine within six years. For the 3+3 Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Track 1 concentration, Logan will accept students that have completed the Pre-Chiropractic Program (at GSU) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and meet all other criteria for admission. Students who earn less than a 3.0, but at least a 2.75 or higher, and satisfy the core competencies may be eligible for admission to Logan. Students complete three years at GSU and afterwards transfer to Logan University. Upon the completion of the first year at Logan, the student will return to GSU and will graduate with a B.S degree in Biology. At the conclusion of the sixth year, Logan University will award successful students the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. This concentration allows qualified students the opportunity to complete the baccalaureate degree and the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in one less year than the normal time, i.e. 7 years.
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, 207, 207L, and 6 hrs. of Biology electives at 200-level or above.