BS-BIBS - Biology, Biological Sciences track, B.S.
The Biological Sciences track will prepare students for graduate school and work as biologists. Biologists are involved in research which seeks to discover ways of curing disease, eliminating famine, minimizing humans’ effect on the climate, increasing life expectancy, and utilizing biological knowledge and understanding to improve our lives while at the same time protecting the environment. Consequently, biologists are employed by governmental agencies, the military, and private industry in such diverse fields as agriculture, wildlife biology, genetics, pharmaceuticals, law, and many others.
Students in other majors may also earn a Minor in Biology.
The Biology program requires 120 semester credit hours plus course and one PE activity course for a total of 123 semester credit hours.
Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum Area A1, Area A2, and Area D.
Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:
Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions for specifics),
Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions for specifics), and
Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions for specifics).
The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.
When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).
A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.