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 24 credit hours of

BIOL 201: Cell Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 202: Diversity in Plants (4 credits)
BIOL 203: General Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 204: Diversity in Animals (4 credits)
BIOL 301: Plant Form and Function (3 credits)
BIOL 302: Animal Form and Function (4 credits)
BIOL 303: General Ecology (3 credits)

and the remaining 24 credit hours from

BIOL 205: Biostatistics (3 credits)
BIOL 313: Biochemistry (4 credits)
BIOL 315: Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits)
BIOL 473: Industrial Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOL 497: Internship (6 credits) or BIOL 499: Research (6 credits)
BTNY 207: Economic Botany (3 credits)
BTNY 403: Plant Physiology (3 credits)
BTNY 463: Palaeopalynology (4 credits)
ZOOL 303: Animal Physiology and Endocrinology (4 credits)
ZOOL 304: Developmental Biology and Animal Behavior (4 credits)
ZOOL 305: Integrated Pest Management (4 credits)

Students majoring in Biological Sciences must take 8 credit hours of Chemistry courses in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Requirements for Minor

BIOL 202: Diversity in Plants (4 credits)
BIOL 204: Diversity in Animals (4 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

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Admission requirements

Road map for students graduating in Biological Sciences