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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
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Biology, B.S.


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Major


The Biology major curriculum fulfills entrance requirements for medical, dental and graduate schools and for medical technology programs. It is also recommended for careers in research, academia, allied health fields, private enterprise, or government service. Students completing the major sequence and their General Education courses will graduate with a solid foundation in biological science and a broad educational background. Students enrolled in the major are encouraged to strengthen their career preparation by completing an internship, directed study, or research project before graduation.

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Years


Organismic Courses


 Take three Organismic courses, at least one from each category below:

One 300-400 level biology of biochemistry course selected after consultation with the academic advisor


Capstone Requirement in Biology


Several options fulfill this requirement. All must integrate sub-disciplines within biology, connect this work within biology to a broader view of academics and society, and present that work in oral and written form.

Capstone Options:


Options 2-4 below require written approval from the faculty member supervising the Capstone project and the department chair.

  1. Enroll as a senior in BIO 406 - Ethology , BIO 409 - Immunology , BIO 423 - Virology ,  , or BIO 498 - Senior Honors Thesis I  & BIO 499 - Senior Honors Thesis II .
     
  2. Petition to have any 3-400 level Biology class (taken in the senior year) fulfill the capstone requirement. This option will probably result in additional work in that class.
     
  3. Perform a directed study, independent research, a research-based internship or S.U.R.E. project, write a research paper based on this work, and present this in an open seminar format.
     
  4. Present work done in a non-biology course to fulfill the Capstone requirement. This work must contain a very strong biology component and deal with larger societal issues associated with the project.

Major Field Test in Biology


All juniors and seniors majoring in Biology must take the Major Field Test in Biology.

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