Biology Department Curriculum

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Curriculum

The Biology Department offers the following degrees:

B.S. Biology
B.A. Biology
B.S. Environmental Science (Biology Track)
Minor Biology
Minor Environmental Issues


B.S. in Biology – This degree requires that students complete the following courses:

Bio 103 - General Biology I for Biology Majors
Bio 104 - General Biology II for Biology Majors
Bio 209 - Plant and Animal Systems
Bio 208 - Genetics
Five electives in Biology chosen from among our 300 and 400 level courses, and at least
three of the electives must include a lab
(Biochemistry I is also accepted as an elective)
Che 103 and 104 – General Chemistry I and II
Che 203 and 204 – Organic Chemistry I and II
Phy 103 and 104 – Intro to Physics I and II or 
Phy 105 and 106 – General Physics I and II
Mat 121 – Calculus I 
Mat 114 – Basic Statistics or any comparable statistics course (approval required)


B.A. in Biology - This degree requires that students complete the following courses:

Bio 103 - General Biology I for Biology Majors
Bio 104 - General Biology II for Biology Majors
Bio 207 – Plant and Animal Systems
Bio 208 - Genetics
Five electives in Biology chosen from among our 300 and 400 level courses, and at least
three of the electives must include a lab
(Biochemistry I is also accepted as an elective)
Che 103 and 104 – General Chemistry I and II
Che 203 and 204 – Organic Chemistry I and II
Phy 103 and 104 – Intro to Physics I and II or
Phy 105 and 106 – General Physics I and II
Mat 121 – Calculus I 
Mat 114 – Basic Statistics or any comparable statistics course (approval required)
Two years of a foreign language


Sample four-year schedule for B.S. in Biology

Freshman Year
Fall Spring

Biology 103 Biology 104
English 101 English 102
FYE 101 SOS 151
Math 110 Math 111
HPR 101 CSC 151

Sophomore Year
Fall Spring

Biology 209 Biology 208
Chemistry 103 Chemistry 104
Math 121 Social Science
English 103 Mat 114
Humanities

Junior Year
Fall Spring

Biology Elective Biology Elective
Chemistry 203 Chemistry 204
Humanities Humanities
CSC 158 Social Science

Senior Year
Fall Spring

Biology Elective Biology Elective
Physics 105 Physics 106
Biology Elective Senior Seminar 
Free Elective Free Elective


Sample four-year schedule for B.A. in Biology

Freshman Year
Fall Spring

Biology 103 Biology 104
English 101 English 102
FYE 101 SOS 151
Math 110 Math 111
HPR 101 Humanities

Sophomore Year
Fall Spring

Biology 209 Biology 208
Chemistry 103 Chemistry 104
Math 121 Social Science
English 103 Mat 114
Humanities

Junior Year
Fall Spring

Biology Elective Biology Elective
Chemistry 203 Chemistry 204
Humanities Social Science
Foreign Language I Foreign Language II

Senior Year
Fall Spring

Biology Elective Biology Elective
Physics 105 Physics 106
Biology Elective Senior Seminar 
Foreign Language III Foreign Language IV


Biology Electives – The following are the electives offered in Biology. With the exception Biological Techniques (Bio 305) and Biochemistry I (Che 303), which are offered every year, and Independent Research, which is offered on demand, each course is offered once every two years.

Vertebrate Physiology
Biological Techniques
Histology
Botany
Invertebrate Zoology
General Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Microbiology
Immunology
Developmental Biology
Cell Biology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Molecular Biology
Endocrinology
Neuroscience
Cancer Biology
Pharmacology
Conservation Biology
Independent Research
Biochemistry I

The electives are offered on a rotating basis according to the following schedule:

Fall, 2010 Spring, 2011

Cell Biology Neuroscience
Botany Biological Techniques
Invertebrate Zoology Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Vertebrate Physiology Conservation Biology 
Immunology 
Biochemistry I

Fall, 2011 Spring, 2012

Molecular Biology Histology
General Ecology Biological Techniques
Microbiology Microbial Ecology
Cancer Biology Endocrinology
Biochemistry I Developmental Biology

Recommendations for Electives - There are four tracks in Biology, and the recommended electives for each track are listed on the next page. However, these are recommendations, and students are free to choose any five electives to meet the department requirements.

Recommended Electives for Cell and Molecular Biology Emphasis 
Cell Biology 
Histology 
Immunology 
Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology
Biological Techniques
Microbiology
Cancer Biology

Recommended Electives for Environmental Biology Emphasis 
Environmental Science 
Ecology 
Invertebrate Zoology 
Botany 
Microbial Ecology 
Biological Techniques
Microbiology
Conservation Biology
Endocrinology

Recommended Electives for Organismal Biology Emphasis 
General Botany 
Vertebrate Physiology 
Developmental Biology 
Histology 
Invertebrate Zoology 
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 
Microbial Ecology
Biological Techniques
Endocrinology
Microbiology
Neuroscience
Cancer Biology

Recommended Electives for Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary 
Vertebrate Physiology 
Developmental Biology 
Histology 
Immunology 
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 
Cell Biology 
Molecular Biology 
Biochemistry I
Microbiology
Endocrinology
Neuroscience
Cancer Biology


B.S. in Environmental Science (Biology Track) - This degree requires that students complete the following courses:

Bio 103 – General Biology I for Biology Majors
GSC 111 – Environmental Science
Bio 305 – Biological Techniques
Bio 310 – Invertebrate Zoology
Bio 312 – General Ecology
Bio 309 – Botany
Bio 316 – Microbial Ecology
Bio 318 – Environmental Policy
Bio 401 - Microbiology

Che 103 and 104 – General Chemistry I and II
Phy 103 and 104 – Intro to Physics I and II or
Phy 105 and 106 – General Physics
Mat 114 – Elementary Statistics
Mat 121 – Calculus I 
Internship or research experience

Two electives from among the following courses: 

Conservation Biology 
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Endocrinology

Sample four-year schedule for B.S. in Environmental Science

Freshman Year
Fall Spring

Biology 103 Humanities 
English 101 English 102
FYE 101 SOS 151
Environmental Science Mat 110
HPR 101 Social Science

Sophomore Year
Fall Spring

Biology 312 Biology 310
Chemistry 103 Chemistry 104
Math 111 Social Science
English 207 Math 121
Humanities

Junior Year
Fall Spring

Biology 401 Biology 305
Biology 309 Biology 316
CSC 151 CSC 158
Elective Elective

Senior Year
Fall Spring

Env Sci Elective Env Sci Elective
Physics 105 Physics 106
Biology 318 Senior Seminar 
Elective Elective


Minor in Biology - This program requires that students complete the following courses:

Bio 103 - General Biology I for Biology Majors
Bio 104 - General Biology II for Biology Majors
Bio 209 – Plant and Animal Systems
Bio 208 - Genetics
Two electives in Biology chosen from among our 300 and 400 level courses
(Biochemistry I is also accepted as an elective)


Minor in Environmental Issues - This program requires that students complete the following courses:

GSC 111 – Environmental Science
Bio 312 – Ecology
Soc 201 – General Anthropology
Phl 304 – Environmental Philosophy
Bio 318 – Environmental Policy

and one course from among the following:

Soc 3CG – Cultural Anthropology
Psy 320 – Race, Ethnicity and Health

 

 

 


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