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Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology (618)

Our Biology curriculum starts with a “core biological sciences curriculum” consisting of three survey courses with companion laboratories and a senior-level course in primary scientific literature review.  The survey courses provide students with a broad and basic understanding of the fundamental fields of modern biology including cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, botany, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, ecology and evolution.

Upon completion of these survey courses, each biology major MUST choose to pursue one of the following five CONCENTRATIONS to allow students with different interests to obtain the proper training necessary to pursue their specific career goals:

Curriculum Effective Fall 2016:

Biology Major Requirements:  (56 credit hours for 618M, T, R, and N; 70 credit hours for 618V).

Students seeking a major in Biology must complete the following:

Biology core: 13 credit hours
— BIOL1010/1011
— BIOL1020/1021
— BIOL2020/2021
— either BIOL4900 or BIOL4910

Concentration-dependent courses: 32-57 credit hours in one of five available concentrations.

  • Biomedical (618M): Select 32 credit hours from BIOL 1060, 2060-2061, 2080-2081, 2090-2091, 2200-2201, 3020, 3060-3061, 3170- 3171, 3250-3251, 3270-3271, 3280, 3290, 3310-3311, 3320- 3321, 4120-4121, 4160-4161, 4190-4191, 4220-4221, 4270, 4280, 4300-4301, 4310-4311, 4320, 4350-4351, or 4360-4361.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (618T): Take the following 34 credit hours BIOL 4190-4191, 4730, 4740, 4750, 4760, 4770, 4780 and 4790.  This concentration requires acceptance into an affiliated training program approved by the Council on Allied Health Education and Accreditation. Enrollment in this concentration does not guarantee acceptance into the training program.
  • Forensic Science (618R): Select 16 credit hours from BIOL 2070-2071, 3060-3061, 3500-3501, 3270-3271, 3310- 3311, 3320-3321, 4300-4301, and 4160-4161, 4350-4351, and 4360-4361 AND select 16 credit hours from CJ 1100, 2300, 2600, 3360, 4000, 4450, 4460 and 4470.
  • Natural Science (618N): Select 32 credit hours from BIOL 2030-2031, 2050- 2051, 2080-2081, 2100-2101, 2120-2121, 2140-2141, 2150- 2151, 2180, 2200, 2201, 2290, 3010-3011, 3040-3041, 3060, 3140-3141, 3220-3221, 3280, 3340-3341, 4040-4041, 4170- 4171, 4180-4181, 4200-4201, 4220-4221, 4400-4401, or 4960.
  • Veterinary Technology (618V): Take the following 57 credit hours VTEC 1010-1011, 1020, 1030-1031, 2060, 2090-2091, 2600, 2900, 3010, 3100- 3101, 3190-3191, 3200-3201, 3700-3701, 4090, 4200 and 4900.

Biology electives: Either 9 credit hours (for 618T) or 11 credit hours (for 618M, N, and R) of any Biology (BIOL) course or Human Nutrition (NUTR1030), to give students the opportunity to explore subjects outside of their concentration. (618V students are not required to take biology electives.)