2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Biology

To be accepted into BS Biology program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  2. Applicants must have earned a minimum grade of “C” in BIOL 110  (4) Or BIOL 130  (4) Or BIOL 150  (4) Or BIOL 160  (4) Or Equivalent transfers of these courses.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Program Admission Requirements: Student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better with at least 30 earned hours to be admitted to the program.

Other Major Requirements: Grade of C or higher in all courses including major courses, and electives.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 39 Credits

Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits

UNIV UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits

Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits

Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits

Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits

MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Select one from the following:

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 8 Credits

At least one natural science class must include a lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Program Requirements: 85 Credits

Major Electives: 26 Credits

Select from the following:

Other Required Courses: 6 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 124

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