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    Jan 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.


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Requirements


A minimum of 40 hours (at least 20 upper-level) is required of BIO/HRP courses. A minor in either chemistry or mathematics is strongly recommended; however, a chemistry minor is required for students in the preprofessional track (see below). All biology majors must take the following biological sciences core curriculum: BIO 498 ; a minimum of 12 hours of chemistry to include CHE 111  - CHE 112  and CHE 211 ; a minimum of six hours of mathematics to include MAT 131  or any two courses higher than MAT 131 ; and PSY 351 .

Students may choose one of the following tracks to ensure the completion of relevant or necessary courses for certain careers in biology.

Biology Major, Pre-Professional Track:


pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-graduate, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-veterinary medicine, preoptometry

The following courses are required in addition to the biological sciences core:

To Complete the Biology Major


To complete the biology major, pre-professional students will select a minimum of 37 hours, including at least 17 upper-level, of BIO/HRP courses (with the exception of BIO 101  and BIO 220 ). The following courses are highly recommended:

Notes:


Students will be advised as to other requirements for a particular professional school.

Biology Major, Microbiology Track:


Students following this track will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Microbiologists exam as a conditional registrant (i.e. no work experience). Exams are offered in the areas of clinical and public health microbiology, or consumer products and quality assurance microbiology. In addition to the biological sciences core, the student must select at least 20 hours from the following courses:

To Complete the Biology Major


To complete the biology major, the following courses are highly recommended:

Biology Major, Environmental Biology Track:


The following courses are required in addition to the biological sciences core:

To Complete the Biology Major


To complete the biology major, the student will select a minimum of 13 hours chosen from relevant biology courses

Notes:


Students may also wish to use summer courses at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory to complete the hours in the major.

Specific advisement sheets for programs are available from the department.

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