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Biology, BS

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a BS in Biology. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study. Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (grade of C or better required):

BSB 101 General Biology I w/lab (4 credit hours))
BSB 102 General Biology II w/lab (4)
BSB 230 General Genetics (4)
BSB 310 General Ecology (4)
BSB 332 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
BSB 346 Evolutionary Biology (4)
BS 400 Senior Seminar (2)

Select four advanced courses (at least 14 credit-hours)

BSB 251 General Botany (4 credit hours)
BSB 303 Comparative Anatomy (4)
BSB 304 Research Methods (4)
BSB 322 Animal Physiology (4)
BSB 330 Advanced Genentics (4)
BSB 351 Plant Physiology and Biotechnology (4)
BSB 408 Animal Behavior (4)
BSB 452 Immunology (4)
BSB 459 Histology (4)
BSB 461 Protein Misfolding and Human Diseases (4)
BSB 467 Biochemistry (4)
BSB 485 Special Topics in Biology (1-4)
BSB 499 Independent Research in Biology (1-3)

BSM 340 Microbiology for Majors (4)
BSM 456 Pathogenic Microbiology (4)
BSM 485 Special Topics in Microbiology (1-4)
BSM 499 Independent Research in Microbiology (1-3)

Additional Requirements (no more than 8 hours of D in the following courses):

PSC 111-112 General Chemistry with labs (8)

One sequence from:
PSC 211-212 Organic Chemistry with labs (8); or
PSP 211-212 General Physics with labs (8); or
PSP 213-214 General Physics (Calculus-based) with labs (8)

 (Both Organic Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended and are required for many health-related professional programs.)

Two Mathematics, MA 113 College Algebra or higher (6)
SM 100 Science/Mathematics Seminar (4* semesters)
* Students majoring in Biology are required to pass four semesters of SM 100, except for transfer students entering with 60 or more transfer hours who are required to pass three semesters of SM 100.

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam
Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for a BS in Biology: 124 Semester Hours

 

 

 

Biology, BS with Teacher Certification

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a BS in Biology with Teacher Certification. Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study. Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (grade of C or better required):

BSB 101 General Biology I with lab (4 credit hours)
BSB 102 General Biology II with lab (4)
BSB 230 General Genetics (4)
BSB 251 General Botany (4)
BSM 340 Microbiology for Majors (4)
BSB 303 Comparative Anatomy (4)
BSB 310 General Ecology (4)
BSB 313 Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Science in the Secondary School (3)
BSB 322 Animal Physiology (4)
BS 400 Senior Seminar (2)

Select one (at least 3 hours) from:

BSB 304 Research Methods (4 credit hours)
BSB 330 Advanced Genetics (4)
BSB 332 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
BSB 346 Evolutionary Biology (4)
BSB 351 Plant Physiology and Biotechnology (4)
BSB 408 Animal Behavior (4)
BSB 452 Immunology (4)
BSB 459 Histology (4)
BSB 461 Protein Misfolding and Human Diseases (4)
BSB 467 Biochemistry (4)
BSB 485 Special Topics in BIology (1-4)
BSB 499 Independent Research in Biology (1-3)

BSM 456 Pathogenic Microbiology (4)
BSM 485 Special Topics in Microbiology (1-4)
BSM 499 Independent Study in Microbiology (1-3)

Additional Requirements (no more than 8 hours of D in the following courses):

PSC 111-112 General Chemistry with labs (8)
PSP 211 General Physics with lab (4)
Two Mathematics, MA 113 College Algebra or higher (6)
SM 100 Science/Mathematics Seminar (4* semesters)
* Students majoring in Biology with Teacher Certification are required to pass four semesters of SM 100, except for transfer students entering with 60 or more transfer hours who are required to pass three semesters of SM 100. 

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam
Exit Questionnaire

Professional Education Courses (grade of C or better required): 

ED 300 Education as a Profession (3)
ED 302 Art and Science of Teaching (3)
ED 306 Introduction to Exceptional Learners (3)
ED 351 Educational Measurement (3)
ED 365 Content Area Reading (3)
ED 401 Teacher Internship Seminar: Classroom Management (3)
ED 409 Observation and Directed Teaching in Secondary Education, Grades 7-12 (9)
PSY 206 Human Growth and Development (3)
PSY 360 Educational Psychology (3)
COM 101 Oral Communication (3)

Total Hours Required for a BS in Biology with Teacher Certification: 124 Semester Hours