Aug 18, 2017
Volker Brözel, Department Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228
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The curriculum in General Biology provides breadth of exposure to fundamental areas of biology. Students majoring in Biology without a specialization take coursework providing a balance of cell, molecular, and organsimal classes. Students select from microbiology, botany and animal based classes based on their desired career path.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Biology major, students will:
- demonstrate understanding and application of evolution; biological structure and function; biological and biochemical pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and biological systems.
- apply the process of science.
- demonstrate understanding of and application of quantitative reasoning; information flow, exchange, and storage; relationship between science and society.
- tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science.
- communicate and collaborate with other disciplines.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the major courses.
Course Delivery Format
Program coursework is on-campus, in classroom and laboratories, as well as field-based settings. Additional coursework is available at off-campus attendance centers. Limited coursework is available online.
Requirements for Biology Major: 120 Credits
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
System General Education Requirements
Advanced Writing and Capstone
General Biology Requirements
- Biology majors without specializations are required to complete at least 10 additional departmental credits at the 300-400 level (BIOL, BOT, or MICR) Credits: 10
- In addition, select one of the following paths. Credits 10-11
Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.
Total Required Credits: 120
1 Students planning for professional or graduate degree programs should take MATH 121 or 123 and 125.
2 PHYS 101-101L is not sufficient for students planning to enter professional or graduate degree programs.