Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree

Requirements for achievement of the Biology Bachelor of Science degree include:

  • Proficiency in Composition - This proficiency may be demonstrated through examination or by satisfactorily completing any course with a W listing.
  • Advanced Proficiency in Composition - This proficiency is demonstrated by the approval of a scientific paper based on a directed research project.
  • Proficiency in a Foreign Language - This proficiency maybe demonstrated through examination or by completing six semester hours of foreign language.
  • College Comprehensive Requirement - In the Biology Department, the comprehensive requirement is fulfilled by the successful completion of a directed research project.

Sophia Courses

  • Please refer to college Sophia requirements

Science Core Courses

60 hours, including at least:

  • Biology: 37 semester hours
  • Chemistry: 12 semester hours
  • Mathematics: 8 semester hours (calculus)

Additional hours to total 60 can come from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics

Electives - Additional semester hours to total 128

Teaching License - If a Teaching License is desired, additional courses in professional education will have to be taken. Some licenses might also require additional general education courses.

 

Proposed Four-Year Plan for Biology Majors – Integrative Concentration

 

Fall 1st Year                                                                 Spring 1st Year 

Biol. 154 – 4                                                               Biol. 153 – 4

Chem. 121 – 4 (CTS lab)                                             Chem. 122 – 4

Lang I – 4                                                                   Lang II – 4

Sophia course (*RLST I) – 3                                      Sophia Course (*Literature W) – 4 

             ________15 credit hours                                           ________16 credit hours       

 

Fall Sophomore Year                                                  Spring Sophomore Year 

Biol. 221 Genetics – 4                                                Biol. Course – 4

Chem. 221 – 4                                                          ^Chem. 222 (if needed) – 4

Math 131 – 4 (MathArts)                                            Math 132 – 4

Sophia Course (*RLST II) – 3                                     Sophia Course (*PhilWorld) – 3        

Sophia Course (*SSII) – 3                  `                       Sophia Course (*SSI,WV,IC-A) – 3 

________18 credit hours                                            ________18 credit hours

 

Fall Junior Year                                                           Spring Junior Year 

Biol. Course – 4                                                          Biol. 385 – 2

Sophia Course (*Creat/Perf Arts) – 3                           Biol. Course – 4

Sophia (*Histories,GL-A,SR-A) – 3                              Sophia Course (*History) – 3

Elective – 3 or 4 (if a lab science)                                Elective – 3    

Elective – 3                                                                Elective – 3 

            ________16 or 17 credit hours                                   ________15

 

Fall Senior Year                                                           Spring Senior Year 

Biol. 485 – 2                                                               Biol. Course – 4

Biol. Course – 4                                                          Biol. Course – 3

Sophia Course (*ProfArts) – 3                                      Elective – 3

Elective – 3                                                                 Elective – 3

Elective – 3                                                                 Elective – 3                              

            ________ 15 credit hours                                           ________ 16 credit hours

 

Total Credit Hours:  129-130 credit hours  (128 needed to graduate) 

*These classes could be moved around in various semesters. 

^Chem. 222 if graduate or professional school requiring second semester of organic chemistry.

 

Proposed Four-Year Plan for Biology Majors – Health Professions Grad Program

 

Fall 1st Year                                                                 Spring 1st Year 

Biol. 154 – 4 (NSI)                                                     Biol. 153 – 4 (NSII)

Chem. 121 – 4 (CTS lab)                                             Chem. 122 – 4

Lang I – 4                                                                   Lang II – 4

Sophia course (*RLST I) – 3                                      Sophia course (*Literature W) – 4 

             ________15 credit hours                                           ________16 credit hours       

 

Fall Sophomore Year                                                  Spring Sophomore Year

Biol. 221 Genetics – 4                                                Biol. Course – 4

Chem. 221 – 4                                                           ^Chem. 222 (if needed) – 4

Math 131 – 4 (MathArts)                                          Math 132 – 4

Sophia Course (*RLST II) – 3                                    Sophia Course (*PhilWorld) – 3        

Sophia Course (*SSII) – 3                  `                      Sophia Course (*SSI,WV,IC-A) – 3 

________18 credit hours                                            ________18 credit hours

 

Fall Junior Year                                                           Spring Junior Year 

Biol. Course – 4                                                          Biol. 385 – 2

Sophia Course (*Creat/Perf Arts) – 3                            Biol. Course – 4

^Chem 319 – Structures of Biomolecules                   ^Chem 324 - Biochemistry    

^Physics 217 – 4                                                        ^Physics 218 - 4    

^Psych Elective – 3                                                    ^Soc Elective – 3 

            ________16 or 17 credit hours                                   ________15

 

Fall Senior Year                                                           Spring Senior Year 

Biol. 485 – 2                                                               Biol. Course – 4

Biol. Course – 4                                                          Biol. Course – 3

Sophia Course (*ProfArts) – 3                                      Sophia (*Histories,GL-A,SR-A) – 3

^Statistics Elective – 3                                                Sophia Course (*History) – 3

Elective – 3                                                                 Elective – 3                              

            ________ 15 credit hours                                           ________ 16 credit hours

 

Total Credit Hours:  129-130 credit hours  (128 needed to graduate) 

*These classes could be moved around in various semesters. 

^Additional classes if graduate or professional school is goal.