Biology Majors

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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 151 General Biology I w/lab (4 credit hours)
BSB 152 General Biology II w/lab (4)
BSB 230 General Genetics (4)
BSB 332 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
BSB 410 General Ecology (4)
BSB 446 Evolutionary Biology (4)
BS 400 Senior Seminar (2)

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

BSB 251 General Botany (4)
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 151 General Biology I with lab (4 credit hours) [College]
BSB 152 General Biology II with lab (4) [College]
BSB 230 General Genetics (4) [MUW]
BSB 251 General Botany (4) [MUW]
BSB 304 Research Methods (4) [MUW]
BSB 313 Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Science in the Secondary School (3) [MUW]
BSB 446 Evolutionary Biology (4) [MUW]
 

Select threee (at least 11 hours) from:

BSB 303 Compartive Anatomy (4) [MUW]
BSB 322 Animal Physiology (4) [MUW]
BSB 410 General Ecology (4) [MUW]
BSB 485 Special Topics in BIology (1-4) [MUW]
BSB 499 Independent Research in Biology (1-3) [MUW]

BSM 340 Microbiology for Majors (4) [MUW]

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

PS 109 General Physical Science (3) [MUW]
PSC 111 General Chemisstry I with lab (4) [College]
PSC 112 General Chemisstry II with lab (4) [College]
PSP 211 General Physics I with lab (4) [College]
MA 113 College Algebra, or higher MA course (3) [College]
MA 123 Statistics (3) [College]
SM 100 Science/Mathematics Seminar (3 semesters) [MUW]

 

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

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

 

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

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

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