Feb 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Biological Sciences Track, B.S.


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The B.S. degree in Biology provides a comprehensive foundation for students with interests in any area of the biological sciences, including key support courses from chemistry, physics and mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students planning for careers at the bachelor's level as well as those preparing for graduate or professional study after graduation. All B.S. students complete a common core, then select upper-division courses that match their specific interests and career plans. Research experience is built into the program for all students, as is the development of skills in scientific writing and presentation.

Students can choose from two tracks (and can switch between the tracks if their interests change). The Biological Science track is appropriate for those preparing for research careers, graduate school or employment in any area of biology, while the Biomedical Science track is appropriate for students preparing for medical, dental or veterinary programs after graduation. Students preparing for secondary education, for careers that combine biology with another area, or for the allied health fields may wish to consider a B.A. program.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Biology .

Major Requirements


Research Experience


Students must complete a research experience which is presented in BIOL 490 - Seminar ; students take the zero-credit BIOL 290 - Seminar  twice as participants before presenting. The research experience could be any of the following:

  • Complete a capstone research course (BIOL 410, BIOL 450 or BCHM 465)
  • Complete an on- or off-campus summer research program
  • Complete an independent research project with a faculty member
  • Complete a research-based internship or other project approved by the department chair

Biological Science Track Courses


Additional Requirements for the B.S. Degree


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