2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S.

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The Biology program prepares majors to begin a professional career in the life sciences. Agriculture, wildlife management, forestry, the food industry, the drug and pharmacy industries, public health and environmental protection all provide career opportunities for biologists. In addition, the program offers excellent preparation for professional studies in biotechnology, medicine, pharmacy, as well as for pre-law programs in environmental and health regulatory law.  Participation in undergraduate research is strongly encouraged.

Optional minors include Chemistry or Education, though no minor is required. In addition, an Emphasis or Concentration can be earned. See “Required courses” section below for details.


Biology Major - General Education Requirements

Additional Required Courses

In addition to the core, students must take seven courses from at least three of the four ‘baskets’. At least two of these courses must be 300 level or higher.  If four of these courses come from the same ‘basket’, the student has an EMPHASIS in that basket.  


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