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Degree Requirements | Biological Sciences (B.S.)

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Curriculum in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    CHEM 1017  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  Foreign Language I and II3  6
Mathematics    Literature4  3
MATH 11252 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 11262 3  Social Sciences elective4 6
Science    Arts  
BIOS 1083 3 Arts elective2 3
BIOS 1073 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CHEM 1007 1  PHYS 1031 or 1061  3
CHEM 1008 1  PHYS 1033 or 1063  1
CHEM 1018 3  PHYS 1032 or 1062  3
CHEM 2217 3  PHYS 1034 or 1065  1
CHEM 3218 3  Approved Electives5  25
MATH 2314 3    
    Total 47
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
BIOS 1071  1  BIOS Elective6,7,8,9,10  24
BIOS 1081  1  BIOS 4010 (exit exam)  0
BIOS 2014  4    
BIOS 2114  4    
    Total 34
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
Additional Requirement
 Minimum grade of C in all Mathematics and Science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)
  1.  "C" or better required
  2.  Math 2114, 2124 may be substituted for Math 1125, 1126
  3.  Completion of six credit hours in one foreign language is required
  4.  Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5.  Approved electives: Math 1115 may count as a free elective.
  6.  A maximum of 4 BIOS elective credit hours may be at the 2000 level (BIOS 2002, 2082, 2090, 2092, 2313, 2553, 2663, 2743, 2741, 2904, 2914).
  7.  A maximum of 7 credit hours may consist of research/apprenticeship (BIOS 2002, 2082, 2092, 3091, 3092, 4091) or seminar (BIOS 3091) courses.
  8.  A minimum of 17 credit hours must be lecture or lecture/laboratory courses at the 3000/4000 level (BIOS 3113, 3284, 3354, 3453, 3490, 3590, 3651, 3653, 3854, 3953, 4103, 4113, 4153, 4490, 4524, 4534, 4543, 4590, 4644, 4713, 4723, 4844, 4974).
  9.  A minimum of two courses at the 3000/4000 level must have a laboratory component (BIOS 3354, 3651 and 3653, 3854, 4524, 4534, 4644, 4844, 4974).
  10.  A minimum of two courses must be at the 4000 level (BIOS 4103, 4113, 4153, 4490, 4524, 4534, 4543, 4590, 4644, 4713, 4723, 4844, 4974).