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General Science Major: Biology Emphasis

The major is structured to prepare students to meet their specific and special needs in the sciences.  It offers a relevant series of courses in biology and other areas as advised for students interested in exploring career possibilities in the biological sciences, allied health professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, etc.), and non traditional science careers, e.g. technical writing and sales.

 

General Requirements

Biology
BIOL 103 General Botany
BIOL 104 General Zoology
BIOL 204 Vertebrate Structure and Development
OR
BIOL 213 Morphology of Vascular Plants
BIOL 401 General Ecology
BIOL 402 Principles of Genetics
BIOL 403 Seminar in Biology I *
BIOL 404 Seminar in Biology II *
BIOL Biology Electives
BIOL 106L Fundamentals of Cell Biology Lab
 *Must be taken in the senior year

Chemistry
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
CHEM 200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
CHEM 313 Biochemistry

Physics and Mathematics
PHYS 301 General Physics I
PHYS 302 General Physics II
MATH 132 Pre-Calculus

 

General Science-Biology Emphasis majors must successfully pass a comprehensive exit examination during the Spring of their senior year and complete a senior thesis.

 

Cell Biology and General Chemistry I will fulfill the Natural Science General Education Requirement for science majors.

General Science Major: Chemistry Emphasis

The General Science major is designed to give students a broad view of the sciences which will prepare them to enter professional schools in dentistry, or pharmacy or to pursue careers in industry or nontraditional science careers, e.g., science writing, information science, and chemical business, and sales.

 

General Requirements

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
CHEM 205 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 308 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 310 Instrumentation
CHEM 313 Biochemistry


*CHEM 101 should be taken as a Natural Science General Education Requirement.

 

Additional Requirements 

Biology
BIOL 103 General Botany
BIOL 106 Fundamentals of Cell Biology
BIOL 204 Vertebrate Structure

 

Physics
PHYS 301 General Physics I
PHYS 302 General Physics II

Math
MATH 132 Pre-Calculus II
MATH 201 Calculus I

 

General Science-Biology Emphasis majors must successfully pass a comprehensive exit examination during the Spring of their senior year and complete a senior thesis.


Major: General Science-Concentration: Biology

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Coll. Alg for Math & Science  3
 *»HIST 201  World History  3
 *PSYC 201  General Psychology  3
 *×PHIL 102  Intro to Logic  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 202  World History II  3
*BIOL 106  Cell Biology  4
 *HEED 101  Personal Health  3
 ■BIOL 104  Zoology  4
 Semester Total 17
Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 *ANTH 207
 Anthropology  3
 *CHEM 101
 General Chemistry I
 4
 *IDIS 102
 Music & Dance
 3
 **MISY 150
 Tech Fluency   3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 102
 General Chemistry II
 4
 ■BIOL 204
 Vertebrate Str. Dev  4
 ■MATH 132  Pre-Calculus
 4
 ■BIOL 308
 Microbiology
 4
 Semester Total 16
Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■CHEM 307
 Organic Chem I
 5
 ■PHYS 301  General Physics  4
 ■BIOL 103  General Botany
 4
 Semester Total 13

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 308  Organic Chem II
 5
 ■PHYS 302  Physics II
 4
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15
Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■BIOL 403  Seminar in Biology
 1
 ■BIOL 401  General Ecology
 4
 ▲  Program Elective
 10
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■BIOL 402  Principles of Genetics  4
 ■BIOL 404  Seminar in BIOL  1
 ■CHEM 313
 Biochemistry  4
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
123


Major: General Science-Concentration: Chemistry

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Coll. Alg for Math & Science  3
 *»HIST 201  World History  3
 *×PHIL 102  Intro to Logic  3
 *PSYC 201  General Psychology  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *BIOL 106  Cell Biology  4
 ■MATH 132  Pre-Calculus  4
 *CHEM 101  General Chemistry  4
 Semester Total 15
Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 *ANTH 207
 Anthropology  3
 *CHEM 102
 General Chemistry I
 4
 *IDIS 102
 Music & Dance
 3
 *»HIST 202
 World History II  3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 205
 Quantitative Analysis
 4
 ■MATH 202
 Calculus II  4
 ■BIO 103  General Botany
 4
 ■HEED 101
 Personal Health
 3
 Semester Total 15
Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■CHEM 307
 Organic Chem I
 5
 ■PHYS 301  General Physics  4
 ■BIOL 103  General Botany
 4
 Semester Total 13

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 308  Organic Chem II
 5
 ■PHYS 302  Physics II
 4
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15
Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■CHEM 403  Seminar in Chem I
 1
 ■CHEM 310  Instrumentation Analysis
 4
 ■NANO 400  Intro to Nanotech
 3
 ■PHYS 303  Mech Part Dynamic  4
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 404  Seminar in Chem  1
 ■CHEM 313  Biochemistry Study  4
 ■PHYS 304
 Heat & Electricity  4
 ▲  Program Elective  6
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
123

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

 



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