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Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Conservation Biology Track

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Conservation 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 & CHEM 105

0

Subtotal   32-36
Requirements in Major  

64-65

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 Prin

3

BIOL 491 Departmental Seminar

0

BIOL 492 Departmental Seminar

0

Ecology & Evolution  
BIOL 403 or BIOL 515 Ecology, Environmental Biology

4

BIOL 513 Organic Evolution

3

Conservation Biology  

 

BIOL 551 and BIOL 552A or BIOL 552B Conservation Biology; Conservation Biol Practicum

6

Cells, Genes & Developmental Biology  

 

BIOL 317 Genetics

4

Choose one from:  

3-4

BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

BIOL 315 Cell Biology

4

BIOL 321 Microscopic Anatomy

4

BIOL 322 Developmental Biology

4

BIOL 519 Mechanisms of Disease

3

BIOL 522 Immunology

4

BIOL 530 Electron Microscopy

4

BIOL 555 Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 557 Genetic Engineering

4

Electives--Select additional courses to total 42 hours in BIOL from above list and the following:

2-3

BIOL 303 Field Botany

4

BIOL 304 Insect Field Studies

4

Human Anatomy

4

Human Physiology

4

BIOL 323 Tropical Water and Coastal Ecology

4

BIOL 403 Ecology

4

BIOL 404 Animal-Plant Interactions

3

BIOL 505 Primate Biology

3

BIOL 507 Neuroanatomy

4

BIOL 508 Invertebrate Biology

4

BIOL 510 Vertebrate Natural History

4

BIOL 511 Ornithology

4

BIOL 515 Environmental Biology

4

BIOL 518 Animal Behavior

3

BIOL 521 Cytogenetics

4

BIOL 527 Population Biology

4

BIOL 440 Readings in Biology

1

BIOL 450H Honors:Select Topics in Biology

3

BIOL 461 Academic Internships in Biology

1

BIOL 463 Academic Internships in Biology

3

BIOL 471 Undergraduate Research Biology

3

BIOL 540 Special Topics in Biology (Human Ecology, Sustainable Agriculture, Evolution of Mammals)

3

    Required Mathematics and Science Courses  
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 106 General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 108 General Chemistry Laboratory

1

Any MATH except 291 & 292 and any course used to satisfy the Quantitative Skills Area 

3-4

Mathematics and Science Electives**

11**

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 passingA maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

**11 hours mathematics and science electives 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); PHYS (except 101/102); GEOL; AND QMTH 205, 206 (if MATH 141 not selected).

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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