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Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The biology major is frequently chosen by students with career interests related to medicine, environmental science, biological research and teaching, and secondary education in the sciences. Qualified Winthrop students in biology are accepted for postgraduate study in many fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physiology, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, botany, zoology, and medical technol­ogy.

Bachelor of Science in Biology  

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy                     

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
    WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
    CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing 

3

    Oral Communication Met in major with BIOL 480 0
    Technology Met in major with BIOL 300 & 480 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with BIOL 300 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
    Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

    Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

    Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

    Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
    Quantitative Skills See approved list 3-4
    Natural Science Met in major with BIOL 203/204 7 CHEM 105

0

Subtotal   32-36
Requirements in Major  

64-65

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 Departmental Seminar

0

BIOL 492 Departmental Seminar

0

 
BIOL Electives – select two courses from each of the following areas:(must include one laboratory course in each area)

 

Ecology, Evolution and 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 Ecolo

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 A, Conservation Biol Practicum B

3

BIOL 560 Bioinformatics

3

 
Cells, Genes and Developmental Biology

7-8

BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

BIOL 315 Cell Biology

4

BIOL 317 Genetics

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 521 Cytogenetics

4

BIOL 522 Immunology

4

BIOL 530 Electron Microscopy

4

BIOL 555 Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 557 Genetic Engineering

4

Select additional courses to total 42 hours in BIOL from the above areas and/or the following

7-10

Human Anatomy

4

     
Human Physiology

4

     
BIOL 440 Readings in Biology

1

BIOL 450 (H) Select Topics in Biology, Honors

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 select at least one 500-level BIOL course)  
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 106 General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 108 General Chemistry Laboratory

1

Any MATH (except MATH 291, 292 and any course used to satisfy the Quantitative Skills area)                                                                                 

3

Mathematics and Science Electives

11

     Must be chosen from:  MATH (except 291, 292 and any course used to satisfy the Quantitative Skills area; CHEM (except 101, 104, 461, 462 or 463)
     GEOL; PHYS (except 101/102); QMTH 205, 206 (if MATH 141 not selected)
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

General Electives  

11-21

Total  

120

†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. 

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.

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

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