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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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Professors: Michael Baltzley, Sarah Boomer, Erin Baumgartner, Bryan Dutton, Ava Howard, Kristin Latham-Scott, Michael LeMaster, Stephen Scheck
Associate professor: Gareth Hopkins


Prepare students for careers in biology and science education and admission to graduate and professional schools in the life and health sciences. We also promote the understanding of biology as an essential part of a liberal arts education and of global citizenship.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts from the many disciplines within the biological sciences.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking through laboratory experimentation, field research, data analysis and interpretation.
  3. Apply concepts and skills from multiple courses to engage in advanced studies and research.

Total Credits: 83-126


A minimum of 4-credits of BI 406  and/or BI 419  may be substituted for one elective course in the selected focus with pre-approval of the student’s biology adviser.

If a course is used to fulfill more than one specified requirement within the major, the credits must be replaced with upper division biology elective credits. BI 406  , BI 419 , and BI 424  may be used to complete the upper division credit requirement.

Biology Program:

  1. Biology majors, regardless of the focus, are required to maintain a C average in courses that are used to satisfy biology degree requirements.
  2. Students graduating in the various focuses of the Biology major are required to take a standardized exit exam in their last year.

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements are not fulfilled with a grade of S.
Do not select Satisfactory/No Credit grading for any courses that will be used in the program.

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