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Biological Sciences

General Biology

This degree provides a strong foundation for a wide variety of careers: physical therapy, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, medical technology, and field biology.

Earn A Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Develop a strong foundation for a wide variety of careers by forming a biology curriculum around your goals.

The General Biology degree track is recommended for students wishing to pursue careers such as Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Medical Technology and Field Biology. This is our most flexible degree track, which allows the student to form their curriculum to whatever suits their career goals best. The General Biology degree track has two options to choose from.

Requirements Class Name Hours
University Core   36
Biology Core   18
BIO 110/111 Biology I 4
BIO 112/113 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   8
CHE 141 General Chemistry I
CHE 142  General Chemistry II 
Mathematics    6 
MAT 207 or MAT 208 Elementary Statistics / Bio 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 Communication Skills 
COM 304  Public Speaking 
General Biology Track    
Option I A minimum of 24 hours of 200-400 level biology electives except BIO 251-Microbiology. At least 24 hours must be 300-400 level courses.  
Option II 16 hours of 300-400 level biology courses beyond the Biology Core requirement  
Option II Minor Requirements A typical minor consists of 18 semester hours; however, some department minors may vary in terms of required semester hours.  The minor should be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.  
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