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The Biology Research track is created for students who wish to pursue a career in research. In addition to the general education requirements, student doing this track must take the following courses.

Requirements Class Name Hours
University Core   36
Biology Core   18
BIO 111 Biology I 4
BIO 112 Biology II 4
BIO 305 Cell Biology 3
BIO 306 Genetics 3
BIO 307 Cell & Genetics Laboratory 2
BIO 431 Biology Seminar 1
BIO 433 Biology Capstone 1
Chemistry Core   13
CHE 141 General Chemistry I
CHE 142  General Chemistry II 
CHE 303 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 313 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
Physics   8
 Choose the two 100 level courses or the two 200 level courses    
PHY 151 General Physics I 
PHY 152  General Physics II 
PHY 251  Fundamentals of Physics I 
PHY 252  Fundamentals of Physics II 
Mathematics    6 
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 
Choose one of the following courses     
MAT 121  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 
MAT 122  Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 
MAT 206  Applied Calculus 
Computer Science    3 
Choose one of the following courses     
CSC 114  Introduction to Computer Science 
CSC 115  Foundations of Computer Science 
Communications     3 
Choose one of the following courses     
COM 203  Professional Comunication Skills 
COM 304  Public Speaking 
Research Track    
Choose at least 12 hours of 300-400 level biology courses including    
BIO 329  Molecular Biology 4
6 hours including    
BIO 451 Independent Studies & Research 3
BIO 452 Independent Studies & Research 3
BIO 361 Reading & Research for Honors I  
BIO 462 Reading & Research for Honors II  
BIO 463 Reading & Research for Honors III  
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation (130 hrs). Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.    --
Total  Hours    130 

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