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Biology

B.A. or B.S. in Biology

Students may pursue either the B.A. or B.S. in biology. Required biology courses are identified for both programs, but the B.A. requires the student to demonstrate knowledge of at least one foreign language at the intermediate level.

The major in Biology requires 43 to 46 semester hours in biology courses including:
B 171          General Biology I: The Unity of Life             4 s.h.
B 173          General Biology II: The Diversity of Life      4 s.h.

Choose from two of the following:
B 265          General Microbiology                                  4 s.h.
B 273          General Botany                                           4 s.h.
B 274          General Zoology                                         4 s.h.
B 270          Principles of Genetics                                 4 s.h.
B 360          Principles of Ecology                                   4 s.h.
B 303          Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy
   or B 410   Plant Physiology                                         4 s.h.
B 384          Vertebrate Anatomy & Development
  or B 472    Animal Physiology                                       4 s.h.
B 450          Evolutionary Biology                                    3 s.h.
B 463          Advanced Cell Biology
  or B 465    Molecular Biology                                        4 s.h.
B 471          Seminar in Biology                                       2 s.h.
Natural Science Electives at the 300 – 400 level (this may be satisfied with courses taken at GCRL) 2-5 s.h.

Additional requirements for the major in Biology:
C 101, 102   General Chemistry I, II                                8 s.h.
C 201, 202   Organic Chemistry I, II                                8 s.h.
P 211, 212   General Physics I, II                                    8 s.h.
M 141, 142   Precalculus Mathematics I, II                      6 s.h.
  or M 181    Calculus I                                                    4 s.h.



B.S. in Biology with Pre-Professional Emphasis

This emphasis is designed to provide students with a foundation in the sciences that should prepare students to apply to a professional school in the health field (dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc.). The interested student should consult with a prospective professional school to ensure that all prerequisite courses are completed.

The emphasis requires 42 to 44 semester hours in biology courses including:
B 171           General Biology I: The Unity of Life               4 s.h.
B 172           General Biology II: The Diversity of Life         4 s.h.

Choose from two of the following:
B 265           General Microbiology                                    4 s.h.
B 273           General Botany                                             4 s.h.
B 274           General Zoology                                           4 s.h.
B 270           Principles of Genetics                                   4 s.h.
B 271           Seminar in Pre-Professional Studies             1 s.h.
B 360           Principles of Ecology                                     4 s.h.

Choose from two of the following:
B 384           Vertebrate Anatomy and Development          4 s.h.
B 410           Plant Physiology                                            4 s.h.
B 472           Animal Physiology                                          4 s.h.
B 450           Evolutionary Biology                                       3 s.h.
B 463           Advanced Cell Biology
  or B 465     Molecular Biology                                           4 s.h.
B 471           Seminar in Biology                                          2 s.h.
Natural Science Electives at the 300 – 400 level (this may be satisfied with courses taken at GCRL) 2-4 s.h.

Additional requirements:
C 101, 102    General Chemistry I, II                                  8 s.h.
C 201, 202    Organic Chemistry I, II                                  8 s.h.
C 362            Biochemistry                                                 4 s.h.
P 211, 212    General Physics I, II                                      8 s.h.
M 141, 142    Precalculus Mathematics I, II                         6 s.h.



B.S. in General Science/Biology

This major provides students with an introduction to the fundamental principles of biology and enhances their understanding and appreciation of the diversity and complexity of living things. The person electing this major could be licensed to teach science in grades 7 and 8 and Biology in grades 9 through 12. Students who wish to be licensed to teach must also complete the Enhanced ACR II and 39 semester hours of professional education listed under the education major in the College's annual catalog. A minor in chemistry, mathematics or business administration is recommended if a student is not being licensed to teach.

This major requires 52 semester hours of course work as follows:
B 171           General Biology I: The Unity of Life              4 s.h.
B 172           General Biology II: The Diversity of Life       4 s.h.

Choose from two of the following:
B 265            General Microbiology                                  4 s.h.
B 273            General Botany                                           4 s.h.
B 274            General Zoology                                         4 s.h.
B 270            Principles of Genetics                                 4 s.h.
B 360            Principles of Ecology                                   4 s.h.
B 303            Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy
  or B 410      Plant Physiology                                         4 s.h.
B 384            Vertebrate Anatomy and Development
  or B 472      Animal Physiology                                       4 s.h.
B 463            Advanced Cell Biology
  or B 465      Molecular Biology                                        4 s.h.
C 101, 102    General Chemistry I, II                                 8 s.h.
P 211, 212    General Physics I, II                                     8 s.h



Minor in Biology

B 171            General Biology I: The Unity of Life               4 s.h.
B 172            General Biology II: The Diversity of Life         4 s.h.
B Any additional 12 semester hours in Biology at or above the 200 level 12 s.h.