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B.S. in Biology with Concentration in Biotechnology

The concentration in biotechnology is designed for students with a strong interest in molecular biology and genetics. Courses will prepare students in both conceptual aspects of molecular biology and their practical application in biotechnology and genetic engineering. CHE 420 or 556 can be counted toward the required 30 semester hours of Biology needed for the major.

Basic requirements beyond the Biology Core

BIO 481, 494, 499 (at least 1 s.h.), BIO 535 (or CHE 420 or CHE 556), BIO 596 (at least 1 s.h.), BIO 597 (at least 1 s.h.)

Strongly recommended

BIO 424, 528, 583, 584, 595, and additional s.h. of BIO 499, 596, and 597

Note: Students will be expected to attend seminars covering biotechnology topics.

 

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B.S. in Biology with Concentration in Environmental Biology

This concentration is designed for students with a strong interest in environmental biology. The concentration provides students with a breadth and depth of environmental awareness, rigorously prepares them for advanced studies in environmental biology and trains them for environmentally-oriented professions.

Basic requirements beyond the Biology Core:

  1. BIO 302
  2. One additional course in Biological Diversity (BIO 322, 341, 354, or 370)
  3. BIO 431  
  4. At least two of the following advanced Biology courses: BIO 420, 430, 522, 526, 527, 528, 529, 560, or 579

Related area requirements same as B.S. degree above, plus the following additional requirements

  1. Statistics (STA 271 or 571 and 571L)
  2. Introduction to Earth Science (GEO 103 or GEO 106)
  3. At least one of the following courses: CHE 252; ECO 380; GEO 205, 303, 311, 314; PSC 312, 313; SOC 346

 

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B.S. in Biology with Concentration in Human Biology

This concentration is designed for biology majors who want to develop the ability to integrate biological knowledge as it relates to human beings. The study of human biology requires fundamental knowledge of basic life science, since humans and other animals share a large number of structural, chemical, and control mechanisms. Moreover, human behavior occurs within a specific evolutionary and ecological setting, just as it does in other animals. Full appreciation of human biology, including our complex brains, our communication and conceptual abilities, and our social structures, requires an understanding drawn not only from biology but also from basic courses in anthropology and psychology, and from additional academic disciplines in the humanities and sciences.

Recommendation within the Biology Core

Completion of a statistics course listed in the Related Area Requirements for the B.S. degree is strongly recommended (STA 271 or STA 571/571L).

Basic requirements beyond the Biology Core

  1. BIO 277 or 271
  2. At least three of the following BIO courses: 425, 430, 438, 453, 464, 472, 479, 481, 567, 578, 583, 584, 595

Related area requirements same as B.S. above, plus the following additional requirements (12 semester hours):

  1. ATY 253  
  2. PSY 230 
  3. Two courses in two different departments selected from among the following:
    ATY 331, 357, 553, 555, 559; CHE 420, 556; ESS 375; GRO 501; HIS 311, 359; HDF 211, 212; HEA 201, 207, 260, 314, 315, 316; NTR 213; PHI 220, 520; PSY 435, 436, 457; SOC 101, 201, 227, 261; SES 240