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Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology - Certification as a Medical Technologist

Students desiring national certification as a Medical Technologist should consult with the department's Med-Tech adviser for specific details about this program.
Qualified graduates must be accepted by a School of Medical Technol­ogy for a year (12 months) of hospital training before being certified.

Certification as a Medical Technologist - Bachelor of Science in Biology 

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

0

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6-9*

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6-9*

*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  

67-68

BIOL 202 Freshman Symposium in Biology

0

BIOL 203 Principles of Biology Laborato

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 Prin

3

BIOL 491 and BIOL 492 Departmental Seminar

0

BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

BIOL 317 Genetics

4

BIOL 522 Immunology

4

Select two courses from the BIOL electives below.  Must include one lab course.    
Cells, Genes and Development (satisfied by the required program)  

0

Ecology, Evolution, Field Biology  

6-8

BIOL 303 Field Botany

4

BIOL 304 Insect Field Studies

4

BIOL 309 Economic Botany

3

BIOL 323 Tropical Water and 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 552A or B Conservation Biol Practicum

3

BIOL 560 Bioinformatics

3

   
Select additional courses from the above areas and/or those listed below to total 42 hours in BIOL:

3-5

     
BIOL 307 Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

BIOL 315 Cell Biology

4

BIOL 321 Microscopic Anatomy

4

BIOL 322 Developmental Biology

4

BIOL 507 Neuroanatomy

4

BIOL 517 Human Genetics

3

BIOL 519 Mechanisms of Disease

3

BIOL 530 Electron Microscopy

4

BIOL 555 Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 557 Genetic Engineering

4

BIOL 440 Readings in Biology

1

BIOL 450 (H) Select Topics in Biology

4

BIOL 461 Academic Internships in Biolog

1

BIOL 463 Academic Internships in Biolog

3

BIOL 471 Undergraduate Research Biology

3

BIOL 540 Special Topics in Biology

3

(Students must complete at least one 500-level BIOL course)    
CHEM 105, CHEM 106, CHEM 108 General Chemistry I, II, Lab

8

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

8

MATH 105, MATH 150, MATH 151 or MATH 201 Applied Calculus, Intro Discrete Mathematics, Applied College Algebra, Calculus I

3-4

     
Any MATH (except 291 or 292)  

3

Mathematics or Science electives: Must be chosen from MATH (except 291 & 292 and any course used to satisfy the Quantitative Skills area), and the following:

3

CHEM 313** Quantitative Analysis

3

CHEM 314** Quantitative Analysis Lab

1

CHEM 523 Biochemistry I

3

CHEM 524 Biochemistry II

3

CHEM 525 Biochemistry Lab Techniques

1

CSCI 101 and the labs below Introd Computers and Inform Proc

1.5

CSCI 101A, B and C Windows,Frontpage,Powerpoint; Using Microsoft Excel; Using Microsoft Access

0.5

MATH 141 or QMTH 205 and QMTH 206 Finite Probability,Statistics; Applied Statistics I; Applied Statistics II

3

Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

General Electives  

14-23

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.

**Students are advised to complete these courses.

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of BIOL courses in residence at Winthrop University.  No more than 3 semester hours of credit may be awarded toward a degree in Biology for a student completing any combination of BIOL 461 and 463.

Although Winthrop University is formally affiliated with the schools of medical technology of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC and McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, students may apply to any NAACLS accredited hospital program in the US. Although specific admission requirements vary among accredited hospitals, students are normally required to have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 for acceptance into the hospital program.

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

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