Biology and Life Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Life Sciences
The Biology and Life Sciences program provides instruction in the fundamental concepts and theories, principles, and techniques in all subjects in biological sciences such as plant and animal sciences, human anatomy & physiology, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology, and environmental science. The courses are especially designed for students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of biology, and its applications to biomedicine, allied health professions and environmental sciences. Students also get experience in biology lab instrumentation, biotechnology methods, study of models and physiology experiments.
Students will be able to:
- Apply information from core subjects in the biological sciences, ranging from basic molecular and biochemical to the organismal level.
- Demonstrate mastery of the scientific method and scientific primary literature, the design and application of experiments, and evaluation of data.
- Apply biological knowledge to individual, community, and global problems.
- Demonstrate appropriate laboratory techniques and mastery of basic laboratory skills in multiple fields of biology.
- Demonstrate mastery of the art of critical thinking, associated cognitive skills in the formulation of a problem, data gathering and analysis, and interpretation of results to address questions in biology.
- Apply their knowledge and skills to effectively communicate (in written and oral formats) biological information to the scientific community.
- Demonstrate preparedness to continue graduate studies and/or career goals.
- Demonstrate awareness of legal and ethical implications of scientific issues in society and demonstrate scientific ethical conduct.
Students enrolled at Coppin State University who are in good academic standing and are interested in pursuing science careers and professions are eligible to be admitted to the Biology and Life Sciences Program in the Department of Natural Sciences.
All students must complete 40 credit hours of General Education Requirements. Science majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 131 (College Algebra for science majors). In addition, they must take BIOL 106 (Fundamentals of cell biology) and CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Prerequisite MATH 131), as part of their GER.
Students must take 18 credits of chemistry courses listed below to qualify for a minor in chemistry.
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.