Sep 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Concentration, B.S.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher overall and a “C” or better in all major courses.

University College Core Curriculum: 39 credits


Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits


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:

  • UNIV 101 - Freshman Seminar I and
  • UNIV 102 - Freshman Seminar II
  • or
  • UNIV 110 - University Studies
  • or
  • UNIV 111 - University Studies for Student Success
  • or
  • UNIV 112 - University Studies for Early College Students

Transitional Studies - Life Skills: 2 Credits


Select two credits from the following:

  • ENTR 100 - Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • FINC 100 - Financial Literacy
  • GEOG 110 - Environmental Literacy
  • HEED 112 - Health and Wellness
  • HEED 113 - Health, Fitness, and Wellness
  • PEDU 101 - Swimming (Coed)
  • PEDU 107 - Weight Training
  • PEDU 112 - Golf
  • PEDU 120 - Tennis and Badminton
  • PEDU 122 - Volleyball
  • PEDU 130 - Basketball
  • PEDU 132 - Bowling
  • PEDU 140 - Conditioning Exercise

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits


  • ENGL 110 - English Composition I

Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits


Select one from the following:

  • BADM 215 - Business Communications
  • SPEE 200 - Introduction to Speech

Information Literacy: 3 Credits


  • ENGL 120 - English Composition II

Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits


  • PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking
  • or
  • PHIL 220 - Introduction to Logic

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:

  • MATH 129 - Precalculus Mathematics I
  • MATH 130 - Precalculus Mathematics II
  • MATH 131 - Algebra and Trigonometry
  • or higher MATH

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 8 Credits


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

  • BIOL 150 - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 150L - Principles of Biology I Lab
  • BIOL 160 - Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 160L - Principles of Biology II Lab

Scientific Literacy - Social Sciences: 3 Credits


Select one from the following:

  • CRJC 210 - Introduction to Criminology
  • ECON 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 212 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENEC 270 - Climate Change and Public Policy
  • GEOG 210 - Principles of Geography
  • HIST 212 - The United States since 1865
  • HIST 271 - Environmental History
  • POLI 200 - Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 210 - Principles of American Government
  • POLI 220 - Principles of Public Administration
  • PSYC 210 - General Psychology
  • SOCI 210 - Principles of Sociology

Humanities and Creative Arts: 3 Credits


Select one from the following:

  • ART 210 - Survey of Art
  • COMM 220 - Film & Video Appreciation
  • ENGL 220 - African-American Literature I
  • ENGL 223 - African-American Literature II
  • ENGL 240 - Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 250 - Women in Literature
  • ENGL 253 - Images of Women
  • HIST 210 - African-American History
  • HUMN 211 - Humanities: Music, Art, and Ideas I
  • HUMN 212 - Humanities: Music, Art, and Ideas II
  • HUMN 213 - Humanities: Pop Culture Connections
  • HUMN 215 - Arts in Performance
  • MUSI 210 - Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 225 - A History of Jazz in American Culture
  • MUSI 260 - African-American Music
  • PHIL 210 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • RELI 215 - Introduction to the Bible
  • THEA 203 - Introduction to Theatre

Global Literacy: 3 Credits


Not required for students with 30+ transfer credits from a foreign institution. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Select one from the following:

  • CHIN 110 - Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 120 - Elementary Chinese II
  • FREN 110 - Elementary French I
  • FREN 120 - Elementary French II
  • SPAN 110 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 112 - Spanish for the Professions I
  • SPAN 120 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 122 - Spanish for the Professions II
  • SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • THEA 242 - Contemporary World Drama
  • YORU 110 - Elementary Yoruba I
  • YORU 120 - Elementary Yoruba II

Ethics and Civic Engagement: 3 Credits


Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Select three credits from the following:

  • BADM 220 - Ethics in a Contemporary World
  • CRJC 203 - Criminal Justice Ethics
  • EDUC 211 - Laboratory Experiences in Area Schools
  • ENEC 210 - Introduction to Sustainability
  • ENGL 232 - Introduction to Film and Visual Literacy
  • ENGL 233 - Hip Hop: Poetry, Politics, and Pop Culture
  • ETCE 101 - Foundations of Ethics and Civic Engagement
  • ETCE 102 - Intermediate Ethics and Civic Engagement in Action
  • ETCE 103 - Advanced Ethics and Civic Engagement in Action
  • ETCE 200 - Ethics and Civic Engagement in Action
  • GEOG 270 - Human Beings and the Environment
  • HCM 200 - Ethics for Health Professions
  • HIST 211 - The United States to 1865
  • PHIL 120 - Moral Principles and Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 212 - African-American Philosophy
  • PHIL 250 - Environmental Ethics
  • PNUR 210 - Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • POLI 150 - North Carolina Government and Politics
  • SPTM 210 - Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Sport
  • SWRK 220 - Introduction to Human Services

Program Requirements: 81 Credits


Other Required Courses: 3 Credits


Math (must be different from choice in the core)

Total Credit Hours: 120


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study