BS (Hons) Biological Sciences

The program enables students to master the concepts and principles of Biological Sciences and also demonstrate the ability to access biological literature and use it to explore opportunities in the field of Biology such as entrepreneurship, research and development, teaching and consultation.

Requirements for Major

A total of 48 credit hours in Biological Sciences including 26 credit hours of

BIOL 201: Cell Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 203: General Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 221: Plant Form and Function (4 credits)
BIOL 222: Animal Form and Function (4 credits)
BIOL 313: Biochemistry (4 credits)
BIOL 315: Fundamentals of Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOL 323: Ecology and Evolution (4 credits)

and the remaining 22 credit hours from

BIOL 207: Applied Botany (3 credits)
BIOL 208: Applied Zoology (3 credits)
BIOL 212: Research Design and Biostatistics (3 credits)
BIOL 305: Physiology and Endocrinology (4 credits)
BIOL 306: Integrated Pest Management (4 credits)
BIOL 403: Plant Physiology (3 credits)
BIOL 408: Applied Entomology (4 credits)
BIOL 411: Advances in Biology (1 to 3 credits; Seniors only);
BIOL 412: Neurobiology (3 credits)
BIOL 413: Developmental and Regenerative Biology (4 credits)
BIOL 414: Plant Growth Regulation (4 credits)
BIOL 473: Industrial Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOL 498: Internship (6 credits) or BIOL 499: Research (6 credits)
BIOT 301: Analytical Techniques in Biology (3 credits)
BIOT 313: Molecular Biology (4 credits)
BIOT 314: Bioenergetics and Metabolism (3 credits)

Students majoring in Biological Sciences must take 8 credit hours of Chemistry courses (300 or 400 level) in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Requirements for Minor

BIOL 201: Cell Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 203: General Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 301: Plant Form and Function (3 credits)
BIOL 302: Animal Form and Function (4 credits)
2 courses of the 300 or 400 level offered by the department (BIOL code)

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Road map for students graduating in Biological Sciences