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Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biomedical Research Track

This concentration within the biology major is designed to prepare students for admission into post-graduate research programs in the biomedical sciences. Students will complete a year-long research internship.

 

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biomedical Research Track 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Crit Reading, Thinking, Writing

6

Quantitative Skills Met in major

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
MATH Met in major

0

Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4†

Oral Communication Met in major with BIOL 480

0

Technology Met in major with BIOL 300 and 480

0

Skills for Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science Met in major  
Social Science* See approved list; must include 2 designators

6-9

Humanities and Arts*  

 

PHIL 230 Introduction to Ethics

3

  See approved list; must include 2 designators

3-6

*Must take 15 hours from these two categories.    
Intensive Writing Met in major with BIOL 300

0

Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met by other req

0-3

Requirements in Major (A minimum of 42 hours of BIOL is required)  

68-72

BIOL 202 Freshman Symposium in Biology

0

 
BIOL 203 Principles of Biology Laboratory

1

 
BIOL 204 Principles of Biology

3

 
BIOL 205 General Botany

4

 
BIOL 206 General Zoology

4

 
BIOL 300 Scientific Process in Biology

4

 
BIOL 480 Integration of Biological Principles

3

 
BIOL 491 Departmental Seminar

0

 
BIOL 492 Departmental Seminar

0

 
BIOL 315 Cell Biology

4

 
BIOL 450 (H) or BIOL 471 Selected Topics in Biology, Undergraduate Research in Biology

3

  
Choose one course from    
BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

 
BIOL 317 Genetics

4

 
BIOL 322 Developmental Biology

4

 
Choose 6-8 Hours from  

 

CHEM 523 and CHEM 525 Biochemistry I / Biochemistry Lab

4

 
 
BIOL 519 Mechanisms of Disease

3

 
BIOL 522 Immunology

4

 
BIOL 555 Molecular Biology

3

 
BIOL 557 Genetic Engineering

4

     
BIOL 560 Bioinformatics

3

 
Biology Areas: select two courses from the following area (must include a laboratory course and one must be at the 500-level)  
Ecology, Evolution and Field Biology  

6-8

BIOL 303 Field Botany

 

 
BIOL 304 Insect Field Studies

 

 
BIOL 309 Economic Botany  
     
BIOL 323 Tropical Water & Coastal Ecology

4

 
BIOL 403 Ecology

4

 
BIOL 404 Animal-Plant Interactions

3

 
BIOL 505 Primate Biology

3

 
BIOL 508 Invertebrate Biology

4

 
BIOL 510 Vertebrate Natural History

4

 
BIOL 511 Ornithology

4

 
BIOL 513  Organic Evolution

3

 
BIOL 515 Environmental Biology

4

 
BIOL 518 Animal Behavior

3

 
BIOL 524 Advanced Botany

3

     
BIOL 525 Mycology

4

 
BIOL 551 Conservation Biology

3

     
BIOL 552 A or B Conservation Biol Practicum

3

     
BIOL 560  Bioinformatics

3

 
Cells, Genetics and Development (satisfied by required program)  

0

Student must complete two semesters of undergraduate research. A paid summer research position may count as one semester if approved by the Department Chair. A maximum of three hours of credit for research may be used toward the total 42 hours of BIOL courses required for the BS degree.
Required Math and Science Courses    
CHEM 105, CHEM 106, and CHEM 108 General Chemistry I & II

8

 
 
 
CHEM 301, CHEM 302, CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry I & II

8

 
 
 
MATH (except 291 or 292)  

3

MATH 201 Calculus I

4

 
Mathematics and Science Electives**  

3

**At least 3 additional hours mathematics and science electives must be chosen from: MATH (except 291 & 292, and any course used to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Area); CHEM (except, 101, 104, 461, 462 or 463); PHYS (except 101); GEOL; and QMTH 205, 206 (if MATH 141 not selected)  
Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

Electives  

10-22

Total  

124


†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.  A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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